Mark Cuban Had Interest In Dodgers, Could Make Bid

10:05pm: A spokesman for McCourt told Shaikin that the Dodgers owner hasn't interacted with Cuban. "He doesn't know Mark Cuban. He hasn't spoken with Mark Cuban. He hasn't had anyone speak with Mark Cuban on his behalf" (Twitter link).

8:23pm: Mark Cuban has interest in buying the Dodgers, but not unless the team's price drops. The high-profile Dallas Mavericks owner says he offered to buy the Dodgers from owner Frank McCourt several months ago, according to Bill Shaikin of the LA Times. However, McCourt wanted $1-1.2 billion for the team, so Cuban held his cash.

"At that price, I wasn't interested," Cuban told Shaikin.

Cuban, who has bid on the Cubs and Rangers in the past, won't rule out buying the Dodgers if the price drops under $1 billion. McCourt and MLB are nearing an agreement on a bankruptcy settlement, according to Shaikin. Under the agreement, McCourt would sell the team, giving prospective owners a chance to purchase one of MLB's premier franchises.


70 Responses to Mark Cuban Had Interest In Dodgers, Could Make Bid Leave a Reply

  1. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

    Please! Buy them Cuban!

  2. notsureifsrs 4 years ago

    wow, that would have been awesome. mccourt is just pure evil

  3. ateam043 4 years ago

    I’m all in favor for Mark Cuban owning the team.

  4. dodgers33dodgers 4 years ago

    That would be Great…plus u kno he is bored right now with no NBA season…lol

  5. John 4 years ago

    Finna roll This blunt.

  6. mgsports 4 years ago

    Then he might want to move them to Dallas so it can have all 4 Major Sports Teams and yes Dallas does have a MLS team but doesn’t count but no WNBA Team yet.

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      isn’t arlington like 20 minutes from dallas?

    • John McFadin 4 years ago

      Lets see here.  Dallas basically has the Stars, Rangers, Cowboys, and Mavericks.  Not quite following your comment.  Saying the Rangers aren’t in Dallas doesn’t really make sense either.

      • cookmeister 4 years ago

        well technically the Cowboys aren’t in Dallas either.  Anyways, i didn’t quite get the comment either

        • Technically, the Cowboys haven’t been in Dallas since 1971, but don’t tell anyone that.

  7. dc21892 4 years ago

    I would love to see Cuban own a MLB team.

  8. WrigleyTerror37 4 years ago

    Cuban deserves to buy a team, he has bid on so many… the one that he finally buys will prosper, and thrive under Mark. Which ever team he buys will be under the right direction. Good luck mark! Wish u woulda bought my Cubbies

  9. mgsports 4 years ago

    Okay then rename Texas Rangers to Texas Rangers of Dallas.

    • That would be an impressive move if he buys the DODGERS.

    • Sorry, the AL West has a rule that only allows for one team to change their name constantly, and that would be the LAAofA

  10. The_BiRDS 4 years ago

    Maybe put Frank McCourt on Shark Tank? 

    • TheHotCorner 4 years ago

      Are you sure you don’t mean “in a shark tank”? 

  11. socalboy11 4 years ago

    as a die hard dodgers fan i would love for him to be our new owner…hes young full of spunk and is as part of the game as the players.  Would also put seats in the stadium and fork out cash for big name players…Team cuban Here

  12. Cuban and Jerry Jones are probably two of the best owners in all of sports. They helped make Dallas a major market

    • Now what has Jerry Jones done to make Dallas a major market?  The Cowboys were “America’s team” LONG before he ever came to town, and they haven’t been anything since Jimmy Johnson was fired.  If you ask people who live in Dallas, the 3rd superbowl win in the 90s was with Jimmy’s team.

  13. jwsox 4 years ago

    I wonder if selig finally allows him to own a team with this being his last season. I mean come on. Selling allows a guy who is a potential war profiteer to buy the stros. Let’s McCourt who was cash poor and ruined a great franchise own a team. Allows the marlins owner to pocket cash and not use it to field a team. But mark Cuban who literally just want to win isnt ever allowed to own a team.

  14. drumzalicious 4 years ago

    Dear Mark Cuban, please buy the Atlanta Braves.

    Thanks.

  15. Posted 6 months ago that Cuban would buy the Dodgers. MLB needs to revive interest in LA, what better way than Cuban. Owners will swallow hard and vote him in.

  16. I guess McCourt is lke a McRib

    • Looks good on paper, nice and saucy, but comes with heart burn and in the end always comes back to bite you in the rear.

    • IdontknowwhyIpostonforums 4 years ago

      How dare you slander that tasty sandwich in such a manner!?  Hmmm…. tasty sandwich

  17. If he put up 900 million I’m sure LA fans would gladly give their WIC, Welfare, unempoyment, and or drug money/checks to make up for the other 100…. I can say that, I’m from LA!

    • drumzalicious 4 years ago

      so basically use the governments money to buy the team smh

      • BruinPirateAnteater 4 years ago

        In all fairness, WIC is not the government’s money :)

        • WIC is federal assistance… that means it’s the government’s money

          • BruinPirateAnteater 4 years ago

            My bad, you’re right. I always thought WIC was a program funded by the catholic church

  18. BruinPirateAnteater 4 years ago

    MLB, lets get this deal done! Just in time for the Winter meetings and just in time to sign Prince and extend Kemp and Kershaw!!!! Dump Ethier if you need the cash Cuban. We can keep Loney, resign Barrajas and Gwynn and let T.Gwynn, Rivera and Sands battle it out for a starting OF job and let the other two play backup!

    • LOL, the sale of the Astros hasn’t even been finalized, but somehow the bankruptcy sale of the Dodgers with no clear bidders is going to get wrapped up in time for winter meetings?

  19. Wilsonl 4 years ago

    I see he has interest in buying teams with the color blue. I just made the pointless comment ever..

    • CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

      “I just made the pointless comment ever..”

      And with excellent grammar. Yay

      • Well, he either missed a period in an ellipsis or added a second period by accident, but for a Giants fan, pretty good.

  20. thegrayrace 4 years ago

    Colbert Super PAC needs to start lobbying MLB owners on Cuban’s behalf.

  21. jmcbosox 4 years ago

    id love to see cuban as an owner of an mlb team, although i would really prefer him to purchase a smaller market team, ie pitt or kc, and turn them into a perrenial contender.  just give him a chance bud!

  22. mgsports 4 years ago

    Techionally Texas is in the Midwest but MLB doesn’t have a Midwest Division and Arlington is it’s own town. Florida Marlins are coming Miami Marlins so Texas Rangers can come either Arlington or Dallas Rangers.

  23. BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

    Am I the only one who doesn’t want Cuban to buy the Dodgers? He’s set a lower value for the team in his own mind than many seem to think it’s worth, and also has said that he thinks the team will require years of rebuilding. That’s not this Dodger fan’s ideal new owner.

    • thegrayrace 4 years ago

      That’s just smart financial strategy. You want to lower the value of the team in the eyes of your potential competing buyers as much as possible, make them doubt it is worth the asking price. If someone like Cuban, who attracts a lot of publicity, talks up the value of the team it only raises the price he’d have to pay.

      • BlueSkyLA 4 years ago

        Obviously, some rhetoric can be expected but people with a billion to invest in a sports franchise are not so easily fooled. If they were, they would not have a billion to invest in a sports franchise. At this point I’d be surprised if Cuban became the owner, if for no other reason than he’d likely have to pay more than he’s already said the team was worth. Keep in mind, a big part of the value of the franchise is the real estate. A buyer who has ideas about what the excess land around the stadium could be worth if handled properly will have a whole different set of numbers to work with than someone who is only looking at the financial potential of the team. Someone like Rick Caruso, for example. His name has come up.

  24. Meh Sheep 4 years ago

    Please Mark Cuban buy the Orioles.  GM not included.

  25. bobmac 4 years ago

    Cuban is a go in MLB.

  26. bobmac 4 years ago

    I am referring to the hero not Mark.

  27. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

     can someone please explain why people keep writing this?

  28. 0bsessions 4 years ago

    We have our new 2011 offseason catch phrase!

    (null)

  29. AJCBE 4 years ago

    I don’t know but all the cool people are doing it. That CAN’T be a coincidence.

  30. He’s just using shorthand to describe McCourt’s current financial situation.

  31. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    so its like ‘can he pitch’, when can he pitch got overused and not funny?

  32. John 4 years ago

    umad bro? yea umad

  33. TartanElk 4 years ago

    Can he pitch? 

    -B. Cashman

    (null)

    -S. Boras

  34. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

    ….

  35. John 4 years ago

    Aww u still mad

  36. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 4 years ago

    (Null)

    Can I be a cool kid now?

  37. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    Wow.

  38. bayareabeast 4 years ago

    u must be too

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