It looks like Mark Cuban won’t be buying the Chicago Cubs after all. Although I think this has been a non-starter for a while. The Chicago press had already reported that MLB wouldn’t approve the sale. Perhaps they knew something we didn’t know?
Of course the question remains, who will buy them? I would do it, but I think they probably want more than the $1.98 I can pony up. (That was the spare change in the sofa). Besides, I would be a terrible owner. I am too emotional. I would never be able to consider the Cubs just a business. And really, that is what you have to do. But if anybody from the Tribune Corporation is reading this, and you think $1.98 is enough…call me.
I see we have signed a new contract with Ryan Dempster. Good. I think we need him next year.
But I also would have signed Kerry Wood again. This is probably a good example of why I shouldn’t own the team. I know in my head that he is not really a very good closer, but I just wouldn’t have it in me to let him go. Why? Because I like him.
Now, if only we could get Manny Ramirez…