"So, yes, the Dodgers really are about to have that much money. The challenge, of course, will be to spend it wisely. Unfortunately for the Dodgers, that doesn't seem to be one of GM Ned Colletti's core skills."
Scariest part of the artical
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These guys new what they were doing from the start. All the experts said there is no way that that they could ever make their money back buying the team at 2 billion and now they are all going to be proven wrong. What they will get annually will cover payroll for the team and front office and everyone down to the ushers.
I just can't wait for the winter meetings to get on the way and i have a feeling that Dre is getting traded. My only concern is they don't give Hamilton too many years.
I feel this is going to happen too. I love Dre but if we can get an ace or 2 starter for him as part of a package, I would do it. Hamilton would be great on a short term deal if we can nab him for 3 years or less. Maybe 4 if we can make it an option for the last year. I dont see him getting long term security because of his history and exceedingly poor play down the stretch for the Rangers last season. We will see though.
A few months before they sold the team, didn't the former owner try to pass a new TV deal for only $2 billion that Selig rejected?
This is 3+ x that amount. That is an unbelievable difference.
Yes, it was rejected because Selig didn't want McCourt to be able to save his financial issues with the new TV deal and keep the team. If you think about it, McCourt needed the money so bad, all the leverage was on Fox's side. They surely lowballed him, and were probably crossing every finger imaginable that Selig would approve it so that they wouldnt have to do real negotiations with the new ownership group.
I am not surprised by the $$ for this deal. If you think about it, now that the Lakers are with TWCSN, FSW and FSPT would basically be the Angels and Clippers network, if they could not get the Dodgers contract. It would have been really bad for FSW and FSPT so they basically had to overpay.
These googenheim guys (or whatever they are called) are also gonna take over AEG (Staples Center, Kings, NFL in LA). They are great businessmen that have seen the opportunity in the LA Market, and are taking it over. In 20 years, we will all look back and say damn those googenheim guys run LA sports and did a damn good job.
Suddenly however; I feel like Grienke + 1 (hopefully Haren) isn't out of the question.
Even trading for Shields seems realistic now.. Ethier, Lee, Dee + cash could make it happen... Not saying I like it, just seems possible.
That's a dumb trade for us.. why would we give all that just for James shield..I dont want to trade ethier...all we need is greinke
I only mentioned it because others have brought it up previously..note that I said I wasn't in favor of it. It is however, very possible. Dre +cash, dee and a spec or two for Shields. They want shields pretty bad apparently. If the trade Dre they will likely sign Hamilton who is a great replacement for Dre.
I could get over trading Dre if the signed Grienke also.