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Mark Cuban still interested in Dodgers

Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:04 am
Mark Cuban

By C. Trent Rosecrans

Like he did when the Rangers were for sale, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he'll join the bidding for the Los Angeles Dodgers, which could begin next week, according to the Los Angeles Times.

According to the report, the investment bank in charge of the sale is expected to provide prospective buyers financial data in a bid book, and Cuban told the newspaper he "will see a book."

Cuban had recently said he was interested in the Dodgers, but not at the reported $1 billion price tag.

That price was floated before Frank McCourt reached a settlement with Major League Baseball that would allow him to sell the team, but keep ownership of the parking lots at Dodger Stadium.

Cuban has long been the pipe dream for Dodgers fans, dreaming of new ownership to replace McCourt. That said, it could be interesting to see how Major League Baseball would deal with Cuban, who is probably the most outspoken owners in American sports. He's been repeatedly fined for comments and actions by NBA commissioner David Stern, and if there's one thing we know about Bud Selig, it's that he doesn't like his owners stepping out of line. However, Selig has repeatedly said he'll leave his spot as commissioner when his contract runs out after the 2012 season. While not many believe that, the recently completed collective bargaining agreement could signal the end of Selig's reign. By the time Cuban took over, he may be someone else's problem.

Cuban bid on the Rangers last season and had also pursued the Cubs, when that franchise was for sale. Cuban recently said he wasn't interested in buying the Braves, if they were for sale, telling the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he preferred "franchises that need a lot of help."

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Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2011 9:12 pm

Mark Cuban still interested in Dodgers

That will be perfect! Restoring that franchise to greatness. 

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2011 12:54 pm

Mark Cuban still interested in Dodgers

He doesnt want the Braves because people dont come to the games. 

Since: Nov 3, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 12:13 pm

Mark Cuban still interested in Dodgers

I find it hard to believe that the Dodgers are worth $1 billion. Their ballpark alone, while cool for nostalgic reasons is kind of a dump in a shitty part of LA.

Since: Oct 9, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 10:41 am

Mark Cuban still interested in Dodgers

Will Bud let Cuban own a team? LOL
I hope so because by all acounts this guy treats his players well, build a good organization and spends! What more could any fan wish for? On top of it all he attracts attention away from the players so they do what they're paid and win baby!

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2011 9:41 am

Mark Cuban still interested in Dodgers

 Please do yourself a Big Favor... Go get the "Braves Book"... Thats a Class Team Built for you ...  That purchase would Increase the Braves Value , Competitiveness  & More over .. Be a Coup for you ..  Gives you Great Credibility & Stature ...  BUY THE BRAVES !!!

Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: December 3, 2011 9:11 am

Mark Cuban still interested in Dodgers

If I am a fan of any team I wouldn't mind this clown buying them because you know he will spend and spend to buy a winner.  At the same time, as a fan of the game in general I just keep coming back to the fact that this guy is trying to buy every team whenever it goes up for sale.  Where is his loyalty, he was born in Pittsburgh, why not try to buy the Pirates.  He wanted to buy the Cubs, Rangers, Dodgers and who knows what team will be next if he fails here?  I get that he wants a team but is he even a baseball guy and what if he buys your team after he fails 8 other times, how would that feel as a fan to know your team was his 9th choice?

Since: Dec 30, 2009
Posted on: December 3, 2011 8:06 am

Mark Cuban still interested in Dodgers

please mark save my dodgers and mlb let him buy them.

Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2011 7:46 am

Mark Cuban still interested in Dodgers

The Dodgers are a tough buy at this point.  

Toss out the revenue generated from parking, and they are a VERY tough buy.    

Since: May 25, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2011 5:57 am

Mark Cuban

old money wanting new money locked out of the country club. cuban is a great owner. tons of money, wants to win. won't matter. baseball owners are bags of shit. the irony is that old money usually is defined by douchebags inheriting the riches of far superior, or at least far more driven people than the bags of shit that get handed the reigns after never struggling. cuban is a modern day carnegie, getty, hearst, murdoch, ted turner, rockefeller. but the old second and third generation pieces of crap hand me down trust funders detest the new breed. and so it always has been. i hope cuban gets the dodgers. then someday his useless kids will be the problem.

Since: Sep 11, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2011 2:29 am

Mark Cuban still interested in Dodgers

Whatewver Mark Cuban may or may not be, he is passionate in his support of his team.  He doesn't meddle with his GMs or coaches.  he backs his players and isn't afraid to take a fine for doing it.  In many ways he takes the pressure off the players by being the focus of attention both good and bad and they can just play. He is a winner.  Owners like that are few and far between. 

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