Originally Posted by petegz28
Glass IS looking to profit. His son even stated such several years ago. Making a profit comes before winning.
As Royals fans, we had better hope that being profitable is part of the focus.
Let's think about what would happen if it weren't. What if Glass decided to boost the payroll to $125,000,000 for 5 years just to see if we could win, and it worked. Suddenly, attendance is way up, and so are merchandise sales and television ratings.
Glass would then evaluate everything and realize a few things.
1. It is possible for this franchise to win.
2. Revenues will increase with success.
3. Revenues aren't increasing to keep pace with expenditures.
4. A winning franchise could be extremely profitable in a bigger market.
We are much better off for many reasons by being a team that drafts well and figures out how to develop our minor league talent, even if that means shipping some of them for prospects when free agency hits.