Reports have come out that the Phillies lost $145 million during the past season. Maybe it’s true, although my advice is to take that number with a gigantic grain of salt. According to Forbes, the Phillies in 2019 had $108 million in gate receipts, which includes club seats. Forbes also shows the team with $73 million in operating income in the last season with fans. How many hoops do you have to jump through to get to a difference of over $200 million when player salaries alone were about one-third of what they were scheduled to be?
Maybe the Mets should help them out and offer to take Zack Wheeler back.