Originally Posted by alnorth
Glass isn't looking to profit, again unless you think he's lying.
There is no owner in the entire country who is willing to long-term lose money. EVERY owner is looking to break even at a minimum, including Miami's owner. (If their new park and team doesn't pan out, they will blow it up again)
Our market is what it is (though certainly big enough to be the Twins), and it is logical to save money now to spend later. It would not make sense to spend money that does not need to be spent to compete, just for the hell of it.
Where did I say Glass should be expected to lose money? Would an extra $12MM of payroll seriously cause the franchise to become unprofitable? I don't think our profit margin is quite that small.
I understand the theory of not spending any money for the next few years so we can try to keep our young players. I just don't believe it is the correct strategy.