noseeum wrote:Giants were pretty hamstrung with their debt service, but I think in a year or two, their finances will be rock solid.
Doesn't excuse everything they've done, but I think keeping Bonds there to fill the seats was their highest priority. The rest was just window dressing.
In terms of financials, they've done a pretty incredible job of fielding a competitive team year in and year out while working off that debt. And props to ownership for fully financing the stadium on their own.
Once done, they'll be in much better shape than teams that don't own their stadiums.
wrong. Re-visit this post after opening day next year. You can try it again then. I have for several years.
Who couldn't field a competitive team in the NL West. You think just like this ownership group. It is not alright to raise prices to watch this hapless group of talentless nobodys. Picking up one quality player after this season will just continue this mess.Watch how many players jump ship at the end of this year. If this team were any good, some of the FA's would want to stay. None will. Maybe we'll get JT Snow back. He'll play for cheap.
The owners will still get paid. They have the Allstar game next year. For them, this is a financial investment. They don't care about rings. Sure they would love to win, but not at the expense of their financial return. Let's get some ex-players in the ownership group. Maybe they can force Sabean to look for talent, as opposed to who fits the budget.
To the owners: Remember the World Series, everyone got paid extra for that. Let's try it again. But, it takes money to make money. Ask George Steinbrenner.