by John Viril—
Today, Kansas City Royals owner David Glass said the team would do what was necessary to improve the starting pitching and indicated he was willing to operate the team at a loss to do so.
The moon must be blue, pigs are flocking for their migratory winter trek, and Black Swans are gathering. The most notoriously cheap owner in baseball is willing to eat losses to put a winner on the field in 2013. This is the same guy that once offered $5,000 take-it-or-leave it bonus ultimatums to players drafted after the 5th round.
Maybe, Armageddon really is nigh.
With this announcement from David Glass, I guess we can’t be feeling too good about the continued economic “recovery”. Somehow, I can’t stop hearing the lyrics to “The End of the World as we Know It” running over and over in my mind.
In reality, this move makes enormous business sense for David Glass. Recently, the window that prevented Glass from selling the team for a profit after he purchased the Royals from the...