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Postby thedude » Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:35 pm

He would spend enough money to get whatever franchise he bought into the winning ways. However more likely than not Cuban's team would go the path of the some big market teams, (I just can't see him having the patience to build a soild farm system, and he would overspend on every midlevel free agent). These teams end up always around .500. but hey, that is not so bad; better than the path of the stingy royals.

I think Selig should get Cuban into some city if at all possible. An invovled owner is all some struggling franchises need.
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Postby Music2004Man » Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:46 pm

I could see Cuban coming into Pittsburgh and spending more money. It could atleast help to make them more competitive. They have some pretty good young pitching and if they could only match that with some solid bats.... :-?
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Postby Madison » Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:24 pm

I'd love to see Cuban own a baseball team. Then we'd have at least one owner pointing out the obvious stupidity of some things (IE: Tie in the All-Star game) without worrying about being fined. ;-D

Shame the Pirates don't want to sell. :-/
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Postby chadlincoln » Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:32 pm

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chadlincoln wrote:I bet Cuban would spend the $$$ to win like he's doing in Dallas. It could be worse though. The Pirates could be owned by a business that is only concerned with the bottom line. Screw you Chicago Tribune. :-°


Actually I think the Pirates are owned by a couple of corporations who are interested in only the bottom line.

And oddly enough, the group that owns the Pirates also owns newspapers. Apparently, that industry is run by stingy bastards.

Screw 'em all.
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Postby Nerfherders » Tue Nov 08, 2005 5:11 pm

Isn't there a team in Washington for sale right now? Why doesn't Cuban just buy that team. It will make more money than the Pirates anyway.
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Postby Coppermine » Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:02 pm

Nerfherders wrote:Isn't there a team in Washington for sale right now? Why doesn't Cuban just buy that team. It will make more money than the Pirates anyway.


I think Cuban's from Pittsburgh and he partly wants to buy the team to prevent them from leaving the city.
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Postby Half Massed » Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:00 pm

Coppermine wrote:
Nerfherders wrote:Isn't there a team in Washington for sale right now? Why doesn't Cuban just buy that team. It will make more money than the Pirates anyway.


I think Cuban's from Pittsburgh and he partly wants to buy the team to prevent them from leaving the city.


That would make sense. This move would definitely revitalize the Pirates, which would help a lot.
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Postby davidmarver » Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:29 pm

Where Mercer Boy on this one? I'd like to hear what a Pirates fan thinks of this.

I personally think baseball can use more big-name proven owners, such as Cuban.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:29 pm

Cuban is a dirtbag but he'd really help the team out.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:42 pm

I really feel sorry for Pirates fan now. Vive le mediocrety. ;-7
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