They brought in 35 million it gate receipts in 2019. If I'm doing my math right, exactly 0 in gate receipts last year. We can't ignore that the pandemic did damage.
In 2021, they've got 41.5 million in player salary on the books. If you want to assume they can double it, sure, be my guest.
You can explain that easily enough.
They ramped up payroll to help a contending team in the hopes that attendance would spike.
An elderly owner not in the best of health was willing to spend in the hopes of winning a title. A situation that doesn't currently exist.
They used the MLBAM tech money.
And btw, to prove the point further...as you state here, attendance was never amazing. The presence of the Nats probably means the attendance will never be amazing again (I’m defining that as 3M+).
And despite that, they had payrolls ranging from 107-165M for 5 years.
Where they screwed up, imo, was that they didn’t start rebuilding sooner. They should already be back to contention had they started this process when they should have as opposed to when they did.
That being said, they proved that you don’t need to have crazy high attendance to spend money and I’m not even asking foe them to spend close to the what they were spending in most of those years.
LOL is right.
You get on your high horse and the can’t even defend your position.
Nothing I just said in that post is false.
But yea, no need to Continue this if you are just going to dodge the actual discussion.