ayebatter wrote: kellythemick wrote:
mweir145 wrote:Loria is a businessman and treats his team as such (no differently than Rogers or many other professional sports owners). He's just far more obvious about it.
A businessman who looks at short-term profit versus long-term value.
A $158 million purchase in 2002 is hardly short term when it's at a minimum of 15% of an adult lifetime (20yr-80yr old). How much do you think Mark Cuban would pay Loria to get it ??
I think we are looking at this from different perspectives. Some businessmen view their company from a position that maximizes their value over a set period of time - 1, 5, 10 years, etc. - so as to maximize their profits. Others view the company from a longer term perspective that values the health and sustainability of the entity. While Loria made have made a poor decision taking on certain contracts, raising expectations and then allowing such a short time period for meeting those expectation would seem to be counter productive if one is looking at long-term value. Especially in an industry where customer satisfaction is crucially important - there are many entertainment options available in Miami as I am sure you are aware of.
As far as the Cuban comment goes I am uncertain what the question is. What would Cuban pay? I am guessing the value of the franchise is in the $250 - $300 million dollar range. Sooo - somewhere in there? From the little I know of Cuban I would think Marlin fans would be happy if this were to happen.
If it's obvious it's probably true.