shawngee03 wrote:do minor league farm systems turn a profit? if not, how much does it cost to keep them up and running. from team salaries to travel expenses to all other costs associated
I'm not sure about all levels, but I do know at the lowest levels the minor-league clubs aren't actually owned by the team. But rather, it's more of a licensing agreement whereby the teams provide the logo and the players to the clubs and the clubs turn a small profit on their own.
For instance, a few years ago the Wilmington Blue Rocks were a Red Sox A-level affiliate. But after 3 years the Sox and Blue Rocks weren't completely happy with each other (The BR's believed they weren't getting enough marketable players) and so they terminated their affiliation. Now, I believe, the BR's are an affiliate for the KC Royals.
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.