David Cohen at Bleacher Report thinks ownership of the Chicago Cubs would lead to salesmanship of the Dallas Mavericks. (“Salesmanship” is most assuredly the wrong word, but it sure do sound nice.) Here’s how strongly Cohen states his case:
Cuban is a wise businessman and understands that he cannot give his whole-hearted effort if he owns two teams in different parts of the country. He has proven he can pounce on an opportunity. That’s how he acquired his massive wealth. He can’t be the owner he feels he should be if he owns both the Mavericks and the Cubs. Especially with the length of the baseball season.
Cuban, if he seriously looks at it, might acknowledge privately that the Mavs window of opportunity has closed. With the Hornets, Lakers, and Blazers all young teams on the rise and the perennial Spurs now in their title year (their pattern is to win every two years), the Mavericks are in a tough spot. Either a drastic shakeup has to be made or they won’t make the playoffs in the loaded west next year.
Cuban wants to win and is looking for a chance to do so. He feels the Cubs might fill the void.
I’ll give you one guess as to if Cohen contacted Cuban about his feelings.
Update: Hypocritical of me to chide Cohen for not contacting Cuban and then failing to do so myself. So I sent him a belated note asking for comment. He replied:
i have no intentions of selling the Mavs. Cubs or not.
So there you have it.