Let's say you are an investor/shareholder in UDF, Chiquita, or one of Lindner's other holdings, and he's telling you each quarter/year that your dividends/profits will be alot smaller because he's taking that millions and putting it towards the Reds (and organization that you, as a shareholder, have no part with)?
Isn't that exactly what he's doing with the GAB naming rights though?
( I realize that in realty Lord only knows how that money is being funneled around.. certainly not to payroll though).
There was enough money to pick up Finley or Colon without causing a real loss. When a club is so cheap that they don't sign draft picks or block trades over 200k, they show their true colors.
Clubs with less revenue than us (i.e Montreal) manage to sign all their draft picks without dragging into December.