Lots of discussion yesterday about comments made by Paul Beeston and Alex Anthopoulos. They said if fans want the payroll to increase, they'll have to buy tickets and come to the games.
This is a simple case of putting the cart before the horse. If they want fans to buy tickets, Beeston and AA must give fans a reason to do so. In other words, put together a team that will contend.
Slight faux pas, but it doesn't change the state of the Blue Jays. This is a still a team that looks to be on the brink of success.
Remember, players ultimately determine the success of the franchise; not the opinions of management.