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New TV Fees for Washington Nationals Will Boost Them and Crush Baltimore Orioles

TV money is the new power play in baseball. Well, maybe it's not "new," but signing big-money contracts for television rights has changed the balance of power in MLB in a very short time. Would the Los Angeles Angels have been able to sign Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson without the reported $3 billion that the team received from Fox Sports for its latest TV deal? That's expected to bring in more than $150 million in annual revenue, and was a big reason the Angels could sign premium free agent talent.
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