Auburn Doubledays General Manager Adam Winslow and assistant general managers Shane Truman and Adam Collier have been at the helm of Auburn's short-season Class A Minor League Baseball Washington Nationals affiliate for about a year and a half and are getting ready to kick off their second summer of baseball on June 15. But the management team has been working all year to grow an operation that will be sustainable for years to come, and they know that's not going to happen without the support of the community.
"This platform has a unique opportunity to make a huge difference within the community, so it's not just dollars and cents," Winslow said. "Yes, we need to make some money so we can stay here to provide that community difference. That is a huge part of how we build this business."
The Doubledays failed to make a profit last season. According to internal profit and loss reports obtained by The Citizen, the Doubledays ended the 2017 season with a $26,355 deficit. For the year prior, the team ended the season with a $10,350 loss.
Despite that, the trio still sees their first year together as a success.