Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Following a tough season on and off the field, the Syracuse Chiefs Board of Directors is expected to make some decisions very soon aimed at turning things around for the ball club.
While the play on the field was important during the season, the plays made during the off-season for the future of professional baseball in Syracuse may be just as important.
While the Chiefs are waiting for their regular October visit from auditors, the General Manager confirmed to NewsChannel 9 that the club will finish in the red for a second straight year.
John Simone declined to talk on camera, but says it’s clear there has to be a new way of doing things for the team, which has been losing money and attendance.
The board of directors is weighing a couple of different proposals for what direction the Chiefs will take going forward.
It also comes shortly after the retirement of the longtime head of the organization Tex Simone.
One thing his son John would say, rather emphatically, is that there will be professional baseball in Syracuse in 2014.
The team’s contract with its parent club, the Washington Nationals, runs through the end of next season.