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sox230
04-06-2006, 03:08 PM
Sox have the 5th highest team payroll in the majors, up from 13th last year, and ita over 100 million!!!! And it's more than the Cubs, although the Cubune website does not happen to point that out. Anybody who is critical of Uncle Jerry, not look at the fact that how the Cubs have been selling out every year, yet still they spend less money on the team than jerry does on ours with only one great attendance year (this year).
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cs-baseballpayrollsteam,1,1924079.htmlstory?coll=cs-home-headlines

Blob
04-06-2006, 03:10 PM
Aren't they 4th?

sox230
04-06-2006, 03:11 PM
yeah they are, my bad, even better!!!

Uncle_Patrick
04-06-2006, 03:12 PM
This must mean JR's trying to buy a playoff spot! Boo!

Hey, the Sox always said they'd increase payroll if their was an increase in attendence. I think its a pretty cool thing.

Chicken Dinner
04-06-2006, 03:17 PM
15 mil for the Marlins......that's ridicules!!!

itsnotrequired
04-06-2006, 03:18 PM
15 mil for the Marlins......that's ridicules!!!

That blew me away as well. Wow...

cbotnyse
04-06-2006, 03:21 PM
15 mil for the Marlins......that's ridicules!!!

talk about not giving a damn! i think the owners are trying to sell the team....

DaleJRFan
04-06-2006, 03:27 PM
talk about not giving a damn! i think the owners are trying to sell the team....

They sure did put a beatdown on Andy Petitte... $15m team VS a $15m pitcher...

soxfanreggie
04-06-2006, 03:33 PM
Hmmm...here would be an interesting trade...A-Rod and 10 million for the entire Marlins team...I can't believe A-Rod gets paid 10 million more than an entire team!

Flight #24
04-06-2006, 03:51 PM
FWIW, that does not include cash the Sox received along with guys like Thome/Vazquez. IIRC, that amounts to something like $7M total, making their payroll a still highly respectable $95M.

And it's going up more if I'm not mistaken since they have the 5 big-$$$ pitchers all signed at about $10M/yr and don't have any other large payrolls that they'll be shedding.

Chicken Dinner
04-06-2006, 04:07 PM
FWIW, that does not include cash the Sox received along with guys like Thome/Vazquez. IIRC, that amounts to something like $7M total, making their payroll a still highly respectable $95M.

And it's going up more if I'm not mistaken since they have the 5 big-$$$ pitchers all signed at about $10M/yr and don't have any other large payrolls that they'll be shedding.

Don't forget the Big Frank 3 million dollar buyout either.

Madvora
04-06-2006, 04:18 PM
I don't care where they are in payroll, they won the World Series.

If they have a high payroll and they don't win - payroll doesn't matter.
If they have a low payroll and they do win - payroll doesn't matter.


Measuring payroll is only for teams that suck, because you can use that to blame the management on "not trying to win"

DSpivack
04-06-2006, 04:20 PM
FWIW, that does not include cash the Sox received along with guys like Thome/Vazquez. IIRC, that amounts to something like $7M total, making their payroll a still highly respectable $95M.

And it's going up more if I'm not mistaken since they have the 5 big-$$$ pitchers all signed at about $10M/yr and don't have any other large payrolls that they'll be shedding.

I wonder how they're counting payroll. Either it's how much the Sox are paying this year in player salary, or it's how much White Sox players are earning, which is two completely different numbers.

Mohoney
04-06-2006, 04:30 PM
Isn't it amazing what playoff revenue can do?

Flight #24
04-06-2006, 05:00 PM
I wonder how they're counting payroll. Either it's how much the Sox are paying this year in player salary, or it's how much White Sox players are earning, which is two completely different numbers.

It's how much the guys currently on the team are earning. So Thome's making $14M, Frank's not listed, etc. In actuality, the Sox are paying Thome more like $8M with the remainder coming from Philly. They also don't list buyouts for guys like Frank, Carl, etc.

34 Inch Stick
04-06-2006, 05:17 PM
The great thing is that JR sets payroll based on revenue from the previous year. Since sales this year have already exceeded last year's we should see no drop in salary, regardless of results this year.

Ol' No. 2
04-06-2006, 05:30 PM
15 mil for the Marlins......that's ridicules!!!It's even more ridicules [sic] when you consider that Willis accounts for almost $5M of it. Just about everybody else on the team must be making the minimum.

caulfield12
04-06-2006, 05:36 PM
Off the top of my head, we owe Everett $500K and Thomas $3.5 million.

We are getting $5 million for Vazquez, $2 million this season and $3 million next year....paying him $9.5 million this season and $9.5 million next year.

Thome $12.5 million in 2006
$14 million in 07 and 08

On average, we´re receiving $7.333 million per season for him.

So our actual payroll SHOULD be about $6 million less, or $96 million and change.

Chicken Dinner
04-06-2006, 05:52 PM
I don't know how the Marlins can be worth over 200 mil though.

http://www.forbes.com/2005/04/06/05mlbland.html

Lip Man 1
04-06-2006, 07:15 PM
For years I have been dreaming of a White Sox organization that puts the priority on winning first and profits a distant second.

An organization that has the mind set of winning teams like the Yankees, Braves, Red Sox and Cardinals...i.e. the playoffs are our province.

Regardless of whether it was by luck or design that now seems to be the case with the organization.

I am very grateful.

As the subject of a future WSI interview told me last Tuesday 3/28, the 'next step' for the Sox is to take back the town by getting to the postseason like seven of the next nine years. This person said a run like that would capture an entire generation of youngsters as Sox fans.

Lip

Ol' No. 2
04-06-2006, 09:09 PM
I don't know how the Marlins can be worth over 200 mil though.

http://www.forbes.com/2005/04/06/05mlbland.htmlIt's easy. Between revenue sharing and national broadcast money they get $60M a year from the league. They have a $15M payroll. So they make $45M a year before they sell the first ticket. I know, there are other expenses, but in profitability, I'll bet they're nowhere near the bottom of the league.

TDog
04-06-2006, 09:48 PM
15 mil for the Marlins......that's ridicules!!!

It's not just the money they spend, but who they spend it on. Think how much better the Marlins would be if they had spend it all on Magglio Ordonez.

Jurr
04-07-2006, 10:20 AM
talk about not giving a damn! i think the owners are trying to sell the team....
Apparently, they're wanting to move to San Antonio. We'll see how that one goes.