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as clarification, I pasted the journal sentinel headline hence the favorable nature of the wording to the brewers
don't understand the comment. I don't agree with the nature of the headline and thought it was reasonable to point that out.
and to point out in case it's missed, the amount spent on this promotion will likely be offset by the money originally obligated to braun that now is not owed. so it could be easily be construed as just an accounting transfer that is displayed as a goodwill gesture
if one were cynical about such things
well, the money was already allocated in the budget. the brewers are just moving it around. so it's cost neutral to the team
if it were truly a good will gesture, in my estimation, there would have been some out of pocket impact to the organization.
if folks want to say 'hooray for Milwaukee's ownership' that's great
i think otherwise.
Aramark or Sodexho
If it truly only cost $1, they should have this promotion constantly.
i stated it was just pushing costs around on a spreadsheet and folks were claiming that this would cost the brewers money. i don't agree nor believe the facts support that contention.
and i am speaking to cost not profit.
hence my willingness to acknowledge that 'keeping' the money could improve the brewers bottom line
but as a COST, it's pretty much neutral as things offset each other
But it is out-of-pocket. They could have just pocketed the money, like the Yanks are trying to do with A-Rod.
9.HowardMegdal Posted: July 20, 2013 at 12:47 PM (#4499590)
I'll fill in until a legitimate writer can be found. How it has been explained to me is that Yankees save the actual money of paying A-Rod during duration of suspension, but his full salary still counts for luxury tax purposes. [...]
11. bobm Posted: July 20, 2013 at 02:29 PM (#4499634)
 Thanks. That jibes with this article [http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090507&content_id=4603850&c_id=mlb] from mlb.com on Manny's suspension:
General Manager Ned Colletti [...] said the club has not discussed whether the $7.7 million in salary that Ramirez forfeits of the $25 million he was due this season would be redirected to acquire and pay for other players this year. All suspensions are without pay.
I am fairly certain that as soon as the braun suspension talk got legs the brewers leadership had something of this nature cued up and ready to go
this is something that gets given to a small group including marketing, operations, finance, legal and those 4-6 director level or above work through different options.
and think about it this way. what is more plausible? that the brewers had a large-scale promotion scheduled by coincidence or the brewers had planned for the suspension and had everything in place once the suspension was announced?
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