Wait. The Mariners turned a profit?

Sounds like a pretty good plan. Except, of course, for all the losing. Yeah, if you ignore all the losses on the field, the Mariners have a darned good business plan that continues to enable them to make money at the worst of times while long-term franchise value grows exponentially in the face of a pending ownership transfer of some sort and/or the chance at a lucrative new local television deal no later than 2015.

via Mariners turned a profit of just under $5.9 million last season | Mariners blog | Seattle Times.