Mark Cuban Willing To Buy Dodgers

( Brunell) — Mark Cuban is fresh off winning a NBA title with the Dallas Mavericks, but still casts an eye toward owning a baseball team one day, and may have interest in the Dodgers as TMZ reports (with video).

Cuban (photo, left) has tried and failed to own a baseball team before, falling up short in a bid for the Cubs as well as losing an auction to run the Rangers. Cuban has been linked to purchasing the Los Angeles Dodgers because of his interest in owning a team plus the stature of the Dodgers’ brand. Currently, Frank McCourt is fighting to retain the team after using it as his personal piggy bank, with a well-publicized divorce sapping much of his funds to run the team.

Cuban is afraid the Dodgers are “such a mess” that it wouldn’t be worth the investment to buy the team. Indeed, not only is McCourt scraping money together to meet twice-monthly payrolls, but the team is set up with multiple companies holding different rights to the Dodgers that could create a legal quagmire to work through.

Appearing on TMZ Live Tuesday, Cuban said “if they’re fixable and the deal is right, then I’m very interested.”

It has long been believed that Cuban is being blackballed from baseball due to being an outspoken owner, and baseball likes its owners to toe the line. After the McCourt debacle, however, commissioner Bud Selig may be enticed by Cuban’s clear commitment to winning and investing funds to make it happen. After all, if Cuban is not good for baseball but McCourt was, there’s something wrong going on here.

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  • Dodgers Suck

    “After all, if Cuban is not good for baseball but McCourt was, there’s something wrong going on here.”

    This could quite possibly be the most true and accurate statement I’ve read regarding the Dodgers ball club. Cuban could do no worse for the Dodgers than McCourt. What have they got to lose?

  • Mike

    Mark Cuban has and will always be an egotistical man who is always in desperate need of attention. It great to root for your team but everything excessive is abnormal and he is one very abnormal person.

    • TT

      @mike….. better take the beam outta your eye before you go picking out his splinter….

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  • noneoff

    Maybe Pete O’Malley might be interested in re-owning the Dodgers.

  • Villaraigosa is a rat!

    It’s a win-win for true Dodgers fans!

    Having the Mavs owner as the Dodgers owner would discourage “Laker” fans AKA hoodlums, to stop attending games. Dodger financial woes would be taken care of.

  • TT

    That final statement in this article was absolutely accurate :) Go Mark !!! Hope the Dodgers are ” fixable ” and you can buy them :)

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