You know how Those Greedy Players are the reason why ticket prices are so high and if only they were paid peanuts, the prices would come right down?
Forbes reported that the Astros Base Ball Club will be making 99 mill in profit this YEAR, approximately the amount that Jim Crane has made his entire CAREER. Naturally, the team denies this and says that surrrrrrre, they will spend money on players some other time. Meanwhile, the money just goes in Crane’s pocket.
But what REALLY grinds my butt is that instead of hearing from media how That Greedy Owner is making more money than the Yankees, and not lowering ticket prices, or any other way using the money to help charities or the community, it is FINE to not spend any money on the team because why spend money on veterans? Just accumulate a lot of cheap minor league players – that way, you can have a good CHEAP team.
Check out Craig Calcaterra , who I’ve known since he started writing Shysterball on the side when he was still a practicing attorney. This is all I hear.
Who thinks that Crane is saving that money and will spend it on player contracts? I will bet that over the next five years, not one cent of that money will be spent on long term contracts or reducing tuicket prices. Anyone else wanna bet?
Only good thing I can say about this year’s team is that a whole lot of guys, with even one day of major league time, will get health care for life. Too bad it doesn’t come out of Crane’s pocket.
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