News from Milwaukee, all of it bad,MORE BAD NEWS - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

News from Milwaukee, all of it bad,MORE BAD NEWS

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

News from Milwaukee, all of it bad,MORE BAD NEWS

Postby wrveres » Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:21 pm

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel wrote:A lot of news from Milwaukee, all of it bad.

"The board of directors that runs the Milwaukee Brewers has recommended budget cuts for 2004 so significant that team president Ulice Payne Jr. said he has concerns about the franchise's ability to turn the team around."

The Brewers have reportedly decided to slash their payroll from 2003's $40.6 million to $30 million in 2004, and possibly keep it at that level for 2005 and 2006. Fully half of this payroll will come from other clubs, courtesy of MLB's revenue sharing plan.

The Brewers are reportedly $110 million in debt. They've been trying to raise capital for at least the past six months, without success. Today's Journal-Sentinel quotes a local businessman who put his finger on the problem:

"They (the board) are loath to put up more money of their own because they don't have it. They are loath to bring in new owners because they don't want to give up control. What you have is a stalemate, and the result is a $30 million payroll."

Fans are furious. The head of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, which loaned the Brewers $14 million for Miller Park and has guaranteed the purchase of millions of dollars of season tickets, says, "if this is the level of investment that is going to show up in the field, we are seriously concerned about the future." He also notes that 32 luxury suites are up for renewal after the 2004 season, which promises to be the Brewers' 12th consecutive losing season. While Milwaukee finally has some decent prospects, they're all several years away.

A leading local columnist has blasted Brewers management: the "directors' stunning arrogance in calling for a 25% reduction in payroll is matched only by their bad timing." The leading local newspaper reminded Wisconsinites that when the Brewers were begging for a taxpayer-subsidized new park, they explained that it was necessary for the Brewers to field a competitive team.

Even with the new stadium, and even with greater revenue sharing, the Brewers are spiraling down the drain. No one will invest in the club so long as current management remains in control.

Bud Selig first got involved in baseball as part of a group trying to keep the Milwaukee Braves from moving to Atlanta. If he wants to keep a major league team in his beloved hometown, he may have to get out of baseball.


its time for Bud to go......
Last edited by wrveres on Wed Nov 12, 2003 6:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
25                "Love the Padres"
Rafael

Dodgers FAIL|Mets FAIL|Canada FAIL
wrveres
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe Musketeer
Posts: 31755
(Past Year: 746)
Joined: 2 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby mikcou » Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:22 pm

sounds good
mikcou
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar
Mock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 2060
Joined: 28 Oct 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Red Sox Nation

Postby grammysboy » Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:27 pm

I have about $25 I can throw in, how about we get a syndicate together here in the cafe and buy the Brewers? How many will it take to get to $110 million at that rate?
grammysboy
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe RankerMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 2861
Joined: 26 Sep 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Ridin' the Pine

Postby wrveres » Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:37 pm

grammysboy wrote:I have about $25 I can throw in, how about we get a syndicate together here in the cafe and buy the Brewers? How many will it take to get to $110 million at that rate?


that would be 4,400,000 people. hmmm .... I think we might need to include the Football Cafe in our donation drive.

Can I be treasurer???? :-°
25                "Love the Padres"
Rafael

Dodgers FAIL|Mets FAIL|Canada FAIL
wrveres
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe Musketeer
Posts: 31755
(Past Year: 746)
Joined: 2 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby grammysboy » Tue Nov 11, 2003 7:13 pm

wrveres wrote:
grammysboy wrote:I have about $25 I can throw in, how about we get a syndicate together here in the cafe and buy the Brewers? How many will it take to get to $110 million at that rate?


that would be 4,400,000 people. hmmm .... I think we might need to include the Football Cafe in our donation drive.

Can I be treasurer???? :-°


I'm not sure I can trust anyone who looks like a Pedro Bobble-head! :-B
grammysboy
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
CafeholicCafe RankerMock(ing) Drafter
Posts: 2861
Joined: 26 Sep 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Ridin' the Pine

Postby wrveres » Tue Nov 11, 2003 7:17 pm

grammysboy wrote:
wrveres wrote:
grammysboy wrote:I have about $25 I can throw in, how about we get a syndicate together here in the cafe and buy the Brewers? How many will it take to get to $110 million at that rate?


that would be 4,400,000 people. hmmm .... I think we might need to include the Football Cafe in our donation drive.

Can I be treasurer???? :-°


I'm not sure I can trust anyone who looks like a Pedro Bobble-head! :-B


3 more days.... then I can have my dignity back. I think I'll call a press conference. :-B
25                "Love the Padres"
Rafael

Dodgers FAIL|Mets FAIL|Canada FAIL
wrveres
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe Musketeer
Posts: 31755
(Past Year: 746)
Joined: 2 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby Transmogrifier » Tue Nov 11, 2003 7:26 pm

wrveres wrote:
grammysboy wrote:
wrveres wrote:
grammysboy wrote:I have about $25 I can throw in, how about we get a syndicate together here in the cafe and buy the Brewers? How many will it take to get to $110 million at that rate?


that would be 4,400,000 people. hmmm .... I think we might need to include the Football Cafe in our donation drive.

Can I be treasurer???? :-°


I'm not sure I can trust anyone who looks like a Pedro Bobble-head! :-B


3 more days.... then I can have my dignity back. I think I'll call a press conference. :-B


Till the 17th, right WR? I kind of liked this bet, especially with all your complaining. Although I would happily have had Drew up if Little took out Pedro. :~(
I'm back. Sorta.

Do not boo Johnny.
Transmogrifier
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Fantasy ExpertCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeSweet 16 Survivor
Posts: 7181
Joined: 17 Apr 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: No taxation without Representation!

Postby Guest » Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:00 pm

If I were a Brewer fan I'd be pissed off to high Heaven. The Brewers asked for and got public funds to build Miller park with the promise they would field a competitive team. They have flucked over their fans BIG time.

I hope the fans revolt and the Brewers draw 100,000 fans.

This is why baseball is really falling behind the NFL.
Guest


Home Cafe: Football
Friendliness: %

Postby shortsavage » Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:13 pm

Anonymous wrote:This is why baseball is really falling behind the NFL.


The Brewers are not an accurate representation of what is going on in baseball.
Mike Pelfrey > Matt Garza
shortsavage
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar
Cafe WriterWeb Supporter
Posts: 2946
Joined: 25 Aug 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: UC Davis

Postby eftda » Tue Nov 11, 2003 8:20 pm

shortsavage wrote:
Anonymous wrote:This is why baseball is really falling behind the NFL.


The Brewers are not an accurate representation of what is going on in baseball.



look at the A's, DBacks, and Royals... ;-D
eftda
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
Cafe WriterCafe RankerMock(ing) DrafterEagle EyeCafe SpotterPick 3 Weekly WinnerLucky Ladders Weekly Winner
Posts: 9790
Joined: 11 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Next

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Thursday, Jul. 31
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Chi White Sox at Detroit
(1:08 pm)
Colorado at Chi Cubs
(2:20 pm)
St. Louis at San Diego
(3:40 pm)
Philadelphia at Washington
(7:05 pm)
Seattle at Cleveland
(7:05 pm)
LA Angels at Baltimore
(7:05 pm)
Cincinnati at Miami
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Toronto at Houston
(8:10 pm)
Minnesota at Kansas City
(8:10 pm)
Pittsburgh at Arizona
(9:40 pm)
Atlanta at LA Dodgers
(10:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact