k so you agree with me then that we should move everyone on the roster that can net a return of any kind?
I feel that as the season goes on MLB will relax the restrictions to attendance. Shoot most of the people that I work with including myself are vaccinated. So this is just a time game that we are going through.
So if we know anything about Tom is he will spend with in a budget. The loss of fans forced a payroll reduction. A increase of fans will increase payroll.
So that is a opinion based off of Tom's history with the team. He diverted funds to rebuild infrastructure. Then payroll shot up. Then he bought up real estate to absorb the seating in the buildings to again generate more revenue. Then a new TV deal to increase revenue.
So the notion that he dumps payroll? No.
I see it as a very basic relationship. Tom gives Jed a working payroll. Jed is 100% responsible to fill it and 100% accountable of the results of those decisions.
so if the team fails then yes it makes business sense to sell off assets and reinvest into system depth.
but going into 2022 does that mean that Tom tightens up his purse strings? No. If you look above responsibility and accountability falls on Jed. If Jed screws up like trades Bryant for a garbage return and he goes on to win a WS and hits the market on a mega deal that would have scored a far better talent than what Jed accepted in July that reflects poorly on Jed. Would it fire him? Most likely not but if it becomes a business trend of selling at lower than market value (Darvish) then yes he would have to fire him and bring in a new person with a new vision.