knapplc wrote:ThatDude wrote:There's only one change that can be made that will actually matter, and that's changing ownership. Until that happens, changing around the personnel in the GM, Manager and all other front office positions is pretty much meaningless.
I'm not even sure exactly what the hell McFail does, but the Tribune absolutely loves it.
Funny you should mention that...(CBS) CHICAGO The Cubs need all the help they can get these days and one well-known sports figure is talking about the potential of buying the team.
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he'd make a pitch for the team if it went on the market.
CBS 2's Kristyn Hartman reports one e-mail response generated a lot of talk and led to a picture of Cuban on the back page of the Chicago Sun Times with the headline "Eyeing the Cubs."
The Cubs' abysmal game play and speculation in the last year the team could go on the block prompted Chicago newspaper columnist Jay Mariotti to fire off an e-mail to the Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire.
He asked Cuban if he'd be interested in Cubs ownership and reported Cuban very quickly responded that he might be.
Mariotti says Cuban wrote "if they produce a book, I certainly would take a look at it."
On the Cubs and Wrigley Field, he apparently told Mariotti, "I've been there a bunch of times and had a blast every time. It's attractive because (the Cubs) are an institution in Chicago."
Cuban took time to respond even as his Dallas Mavericks work their way toward the NBA finals.
"I think he's done a really good job especially with the Dallas Mavericks. You remember how awful they were. So maybe he can turn it around here," said Cubs fan Matthew Levi.
According to Mariotti, Cuban has gotten e-mail from Cubs fans asking him to buy the team.
This is just idle chatter at this point, but it's a tantalizing thought. Lord knows he couldn't do any worse than the Trib.
Yeah I just read a less than favorable response to that Mariotti piece on Bleed Cubbie Blue.
http://www.bleedcubbieblue.com/story/20 ... 102017/312
I'm not a big Mariotti fan. He has a tendency to make big stories out of virtually nothing. After the Jacque Jones-baseball throwing incident, he suddenly likened Chicago to Philly fans. That's a bit extreme don't you think?