Originally Posted by DeezNutz
Increase the debt? What debt.
How much of those misc. costs are attributed to front office payroll, specifically the financial obligations to the Glassholes?
Only 3 teams in baseball are debt-free, though KC has close to the least amount of debt in baseball.
A lot of fans just wildly exaggerate revenue sharing and basically presume a lot of expensive things are free. I just took a few minutes to take a stab at a couple: non-player payroll, and team travel.
Ignoring the owner and the board, I count 154 names. What do you think is the average salary+benefit package? I dunno, I figured ~$60k might be a fair, maybe low estimate. Right there, you can eliminate another $9.25MM
I count about 37 trips needed on a chartered plane in 2013. If you took the low end of the WSJ estimate, there's another $2.775MM.
Rent to Jackson county (which they then use for maintenance) is about a quarter million plus up to 5% of net receipts, which who knows how much that is.
This isn't all just free nickle and dime stuff.