Dejan Kovacevic analyzes the payroll discrepancy between the Brewers and Bucs. Of the $20,000,000 difference, 9 and 5 million can be attributed to increased revenue the Brewers receive from ticket sales and parking, respectively. That leaves only 1 Burnitz (6 million dollars) for Nutting and McClatchy to stuff in their pockets. Despite the ownership group's secrecy in their financial dealings, they share at least that they're comfortable:
Neither principal owner Bob Nutting nor McClatchy will talk about how their operations compare to those of other teams, including the Brewers. But McClatchy did say, "I'm very comfortable with where our payroll is."