Found November 19, 2013 on The Majors Detroit:
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Max Scherzer may be one of the players the Tigers will have to make a hard decision on. According to Forbes.com the Detroit Tigers took about a $400,000 loss in 2013, hardly a drop in the bucket when you consider the massive scale that they operate on. In 2013, the Tigers made $89 million dollars on ticket sales, $81.5 million dollars in TV revenue, and an other $69 million on everything else. They spent about $150 million dollars on players and coaches, and another $88 million on everything else (other employees, executives, and operational overhead). Again this goes without mentioning that a four hundred thousand dollar loss is hardly a drop in the bucket when dealing on the scale of about a two hundred and fifty million dollar annual revenue business. Here’s the kicker. Each team will get another 25 million dollars from new national TV contracts that begin in 2014 per Crain’s Detroit. All other things equal, that means the Tigers can expect to have 25 million more to spend. Reven...
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