They also now get all advertising and suite revenue, which they didn't get in the dome. Seems like, at worse, a wash.
The Florida facilities upgrade cost the Twins $13.8m (part of which is increased rent payments). http://m.mlb.com/new...icle/40185098//
The Dominican upgrade cost them $9m. https://puckettspond...nican-republic/
With that, I'm going to suggest we take this elsewhere.
I appreciate digging into the specific numbers, but before I become think more negatively about payroll spending, I would like to see at least some evidence that the Twins operate in a manner different from the vast majority of teams in the league, either in revenue/payroll split or in a failure to fully reinvest franchise value appreciation. I'm highly, highly, highly skeptical that can be shown. I would guess the typical franchise is even *worse*.
If ownership allocates an appropriate amount of resources (based on revenue level), which by all available evidence they do, I put the onus on the front office to win.