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Re: Cuban moves on to next round of Cubs Bidding

Postby sblinyy » Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:31 am

THEGoldenBoy wrote:Mark Cuban will turn the cubs into his Dallas Mavericks and YOU do not want that to happen if your a cub fa.



Cub fans don't want to be a consistent playoff team?


Basically this is good for cub fans because he will spend money. And he wants to do everything possible to win. He doesn't care about pocketing money. Winning is his first priority.
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Re: Cuban moves on to next round of Cubs Bidding

Postby Old_Style » Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:15 am

Does Cuban have a real shot at this thing? Not being a part of Selig's "Good ol boys network" would seem to knock him down a few rungs.
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Re: Cuban moves on to next round of Cubs Bidding

Postby jealousblues » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:23 am

acsguitar wrote:http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/10907882

I'm not a huge Cubs fan but I like them alright and I'll root for them over a lot of other teams.

I'd love to see Cuban buy them. Imagine the players he would put on the field.



as if they havent spent enough already...

Just what we need the Yankees in the NL.
Maybe they can be like Boston and have a bunch of annoying bandwaggon fans give their fans a worse name?
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Re: Cuban moves on to next round of Cubs Bidding

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:38 am

THEGoldenBoy wrote:
The Mavericks almost won an NBA Title just recently, so I'm not sure that's such a bad thing, provided he has strong stat and baseball minds on his staff. The #1 thing an owner can do in the MLB is spend money, and Cuban is more than willing to, so I can't imagine him being a bad owner... I just don't see it... he wouldn't be handcuffed by a cap like he is in the NBA.


So your saying the more money an owner spends on his team the better they will be? Is that your George?

That is certainly a reasonable generalization to be made. There are exceptions in either direction, but yes, good teams tend to spend the money to have good players. Cuban wouldn't be the GM -- he'd be signing the checks, with his unlimited funny money, and he'd be willing to spend for a chance of winning, which is more than half the current owners in the league can say for themselves.
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Re: Cuban moves on to next round of Cubs Bidding

Postby DaShiz23 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:11 am

IllinoisBandit wrote:
THEGoldenBoy wrote:Obviously, Its true that it doesn't hurt but it's not nearly the most important thing an owner can do


Um... so what is? Do they coach first base or something?

Good owner = an owner willing to spend money on payroll and player development

Player Development is key.
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Re: Cuban moves on to next round of Cubs Bidding

Postby JimmyBaseball » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:22 am

Don't baseball's owners have to vote to let someone new buy a baseball team?

I think that could be a stumbling point. If they see someone who will wrecklessly spend cash that may sway votes to the "no" column.

I don't care too much either way what happens.

I just wanted to bring up that point. Please correct me if I'm wrong or elaborate if you know more about the process.
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Re: Cuban moves on to next round of Cubs Bidding

Postby hot4tx » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:26 am

Cuban is an owner not only willing to spend money on player contracts, but also to spend money on facilities, assistant coaches and special instructors, player development, and player niceties (so guys want to go to Dallas to play and may sign there if the money is similar to another offer). Basically the only gripe anyone can have with him is that he got a little too involved with trying to clean up the reffing in the NBA and it hurt his team.

MLB doesn't have any problem with that, as MLB has arguably the best umps/refs in all of pro sports. I don't see that being an issue and I think he'd be a big boon not only to the club he owns but also to MLB as a whole.

I say a little prayer after every CJ Wilson blow-up that Cuban will buy the Rangers from Sip Hicks.
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Re: Cuban moves on to next round of Cubs Bidding

Postby acsguitar » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:51 am

I laugh when teams bash the Sox and Yanks for spending to much money. ALL of the MLB owners have tons and tons of money yet only a few care about winning. Cuban has tons of money and cares about winning.

In contrast the Rockies owners care about only the budget
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Re: Cuban moves on to next round of Cubs Bidding

Postby bigken117 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 12:40 am

acsguitar wrote:I laugh when teams bash the Sox and Yanks for spending to much money. ALL of the MLB owners have tons and tons of money yet only a few care about winning. Cuban has tons of money and cares about winning.

In contrast the Rockies owners care about only the budget


So says the biggest basher of the Sox.


Cuban would be willing to spend money, but he's gotta spend it right. Best I can find has the Cubs 7th in payroll this season and they are already one of the teams to beat in the NL. He would need to develop a strong scouting and development system (as has been mentioned) because their system is one of the worse in baseball, while balancing smart spending at the big league level. He could spend all the money he has on FA, that won't make them competitive. See Andruw Jones and Barry Zito.
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Re: Cuban moves on to next round of Cubs Bidding

Postby Mayor Daley » Sat Jul 26, 2008 4:14 am

Cuban would be the best thing to happen to the Cubs in.... say 100 years :-D
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