How much money does a small-market team like the Seattle Mariners make? $5.86 million in 2012
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Mar 13, 2013
We're getting a rare peek at annual baseball financials from The Seattle Mariners, who turned a profit of $5.86 million in 2012, according to The Seattle Times. Four months later, the Seattle Mariners say they're considering using Bay as their leadoff hitter. Hey, if you're going to bring in a former star trying to salvage his career and you're the Mariners, who have finished last in four of the past five seasons you might as well start him at the top. The Mariners, as we all know, are one of those smaller-market teams with a low payroll and low attendance that finds it tough to compete financially against the behemoths in New York and Los Angeles. So obviously unhappy with his performance were the Mets, and so apparently certain he didn't have enough left at age 34 because of injuries and who knows what else, they preferred to cut Bay and pay him $21 million just to be rid of him.
Jason Bay hitting leadoff for Seattle Mariners - maybe
The New York Mets released slugger Jason Bay in November, a full season before his $66 million contract was up. So obviously unhappy with his performance were the Mets, and so apparently certain he didn't have enough left at age 34 because of injuries a…