Originally Posted by LoganBuck
Willy: Willy asks more about Win now, Momma aint happy comment
BC: Believes the fans are happy with the moves. Claims sponsorships are up.
I am trying to believe that statement above by Castellini in light of his statement yesterday:
By John Fay • January 22, 2009
Bob Castellini, the Reds chief executive officer, said for the first time this morning that the struggling economy is affecting the Reds' budget, and suggested that fans should not expect any major additions to the club at this point.
General manager Walt Jocketty reiterated the message and said the club is already close to budget as far as the payroll goes.
So, which is it, Bob?? If "sponsorships are up" and the players payroll stays the same, doesn't that mean more $ is going into your pocket?
If sponsorships are up, doesn't it follow that payroll should also be up, and that the economy is not affecting the business?
Anyone else getting a mixed message here?