Same Routine Each Year
The problem here is that the Dolans have done it their way for years and as many can see, still no World Series appearances let alone a championship. This may be a mid-market city but their budget is more like a small country town!
They really have no business running a major league team with that being their major source of income. It’s like Art Modell selling his business to buy the Cleveland Browns.
There is no other form of income to help the payroll! So the Dolan family makes their money from TV rights,souvenirs, stadium food, and parking. However, money goes into their pocket and not much into their franchise.
The Cleveland Indians were bought as a secondary prize so to speak by the family after Paul Dolan’s cousin, James bought the NBA’s New York Knicks and NHL’s New York Ranger. They paid a heavy price to Dick Jacobs who was the one owner that showed he really cared about the fans and the area.
So I doubt unless the Dolans get a large influx of cash (which I am sure most of won’t go into the team) from someone, as they look for a silent partner to purchase a minimal share in the franchise, not much if anything will change. The simple answer to the question would be a big fat no!
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