Originally Posted by DeezNutz
I hate that we, as fans, have been so trained to worry exceedingly about the economic aspect of baseball.
Glass has the money, via revenue sharing, income (personal and team related), and it's time to ****ing spend it.
No excuses. Our payroll needs to be around $80M and looking to get to $100M quickly. If not, this is all pissing into the wind in the first place.
The idea is that we are banking whatever money we have under 70-80 million now.
I guess if you think the profits from this year will go to enhance Glass's lifestyle, never to be seen again, you'd have a point but he's already reportedly promised baseball and the player's union that although we're making money now, he expects to lose money later to break even.
Unless he's lying, then paying someone a lot of money does have an impact on the future. Maybe its worth it for this year and next, but 60/5? Similar contracts given to similar pitchers have been regretted more often than not.