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I've been thinking about splurging and getting MLB TV, and was wondering if anyone here has experience with it? Is it worth it?

The only problem I've had with MLB.tv over the years is that it used to crash a lot when I wanted to skip ahead during an archived game. Turning off NexDef seemed to fix that issue. It's always worked great for me for live games.

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I've been thinking about splurging and getting MLB TV, and was wondering if anyone here has experience with it? Is it worth it?

Get it. You won't regret it. It may seem a bit pricey up front, but the value is well worth it.

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Any deal over 5-6 years should be banned in any sports, kills the team down the road financially and that player prob won't stay on that team for the duration of contract.

Look at what the NHL went through to get the contract length capped at 7 years (8 if it's with the current team), this will never happen in baseball

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Any deal over 5-6 years should be banned in any sports, kills the team down the road financially and that player prob won't stay on that team for the duration of contract.

Look at what the NHL went through to get the contract length capped at 7 years (8 if it's with the current team), this will never happen in baseball

Well lets hope enough teams lose money so that this does not half to go down that road and they just can be wiser when spending, HAHAHAHAHA I know wishful thinking.

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I've been thinking about splurging and getting MLB TV, and was wondering if anyone here has experience with it? Is it worth it?

Get it. You won't regret it. It may seem a bit pricey up front, but the value is well worth it.

I'm just going to attest to this because, whether you pay $130 for the premium or $110 for the basic ($20 difference is minimal, even for a cheap-skate like me, so I go premium myself), keep in mind that there are 2930 games in MLB each season. To use the example that pertains to me, I live out of market from the team I root for and, thus, they aren't on TV sans ESPN and FOX (MLB Network doesn't count because they aren't on basic cable packages, IMO; it's disingenuous to consider those "national" games). 162 games / $130 essentially means I'm paying less than a buck per game (.80 cents, really) to watch the team I root for.

Now, that's just to watch one team. Consider all the other games that you may watch, be it the majority of the game or bits and pieces (you know, late-and-close, no-hitter/perfect game situations/etc.). That's just extra. I often have Red Sox games on because they are a chief rival and I want to keep tabs on them. Some teams I'll have on because I enjoy watching them (love me some Matt Harvey, oh dammit :( ). And of course all the games out West that start after the games in the East end. All told, through MLB.tv alone, I probably watch at least a sizable portion of 500 games a year. Probably more, I don't really know for certain. And, unlike with MLB Extra Innings, every game going back through the past few seasons is archived, so if you miss a game or want to watch something again or whatever, you can always catch it later. It's really a wonderful application.

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How has nobody put this up?

Mike Trout - 6 years, $144.5 million

It's a good chunk of change, but that is a god damned bargain. I'm just so glad they were able to lock him down for decently long term. I think it works out for everybody. Now he might not stay after 2020, but I'd say this is well worth it. Now they just have to make good use of these next seven seasons.

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yeah, I thought I heard some speculation along those lines but didn't actually bother to double check to see if that was official or not. Considering Mike Trout is the best player in the sport today and he's, what, 23 years old? Freaking steal dude. And better to come to some agreement like this now than playing the system to save a quick buck now and piss him off down the road. I've never understood why we see this from GM's and teams like, say, the Habs with Subban. Yeah, saved a little money in the short-term, gonna either lose a lot of money or lose an excellent player in the long-term. Better to just bite the bullet now, and that what DiPoto and the Angels did.

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How has nobody put this up?

Mike Trout - 6 years, $144.5 million

It's a good chunk of change, but that is a god damned bargain. I'm just so glad they were able to lock him down for decently long term. I think it works out for everybody. Now he might not stay after 2020, but I'd say this is well worth it. Now they just have to make good use of these next seven seasons.

Man I was hoping that he wouldn't extend so the Dodgers could get him in a few years, oh well at least he's staying the in market and elimantes the Yankees threat, plus if he needs too he could pull a Hanley and play horrible to get traded out of that terrible organization if they don't change their ways.
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How has nobody put this up?

Mike Trout - 6 years, $144.5 million

It's a good chunk of change, but that is a god damned bargain. I'm just so glad they were able to lock him down for decently long term. I think it works out for everybody. Now he might not stay after 2020, but I'd say this is well worth it. Now they just have to make good use of these next seven seasons.

Man I was hoping that he wouldn't extend so the Dodgers could get him in a few years, oh well at least he's staying the in market and elimantes the Yankees threat, plus if he needs too he could pull a Hanley and play horrible to get traded out of that terrible organization if they don't change their ways.
It only pushed his free agency back two years, though.

I can't even what kind of money a 28 year old Mike Trout is going to get in free agency. It's not unreasonable to think if he keeps up his current production or somehow gets better, he'll get close to $400 million, is it? Who knows what's going to happen between now and then in terms of ridiculous contracts.

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How has nobody put this up?

Mike Trout - 6 years, $144.5 million

It's a good chunk of change, but that is a god damned bargain. I'm just so glad they were able to lock him down for decently long term. I think it works out for everybody. Now he might not stay after 2020, but I'd say this is well worth it. Now they just have to make good use of these next seven seasons.

Man I was hoping that he wouldn't extend so the Dodgers could get him in a few years, oh well at least he's staying the in market and elimantes the Yankees threat, plus if he needs too he could pull a Hanley and play horrible to get traded out of that terrible organization if they don't change their ways.
It only pushed his free agency back two years, though.

I can't even what kind of money a 28 year old Mike Trout is going to get in free agency. It's not unreasonable to think if he keeps up his current production or somehow gets better, he'll get close to $400 million, is it? Who knows what's going to happen between now and then in terms of ridiculous contracts.

That's partly why it works for both sides.

Angels keep Trout in the fold and happy through 2020 and if he doesn't keep up the pace, they're not completely screwed. Trout gets paid and gets the opportunity for more money if he keeps the pace.

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Of course, if Mike Trout keeps up his levels of production, he will be worth that salary when adjusted for inflation and everything. There's nothing that guy can't do. Maybe his throwing arm isn't the greatest and hence I can't quite just liberally call him a five-tool player, but the other four tools are pretty damn elite.

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