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08:16 AM ET 02.03 | Mark Cuban may be done chasing MLB franchises, but that doesn't mean he wouldn't listen to an offer. If the Mets want to reach out to Cuban to sell him on the merits of owning a piece of their franchise, he'd be willing to listen. "On the Mets, I'm not gonna chase it, I'm not gonna call out [to them]. If they want to contact me, if they have an interest and they think I'd be a good owner, I'd take their call and I'd be more than happy to discuss it," Cuban said. ... Cuban, who has previously bid for ownership of the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers, said that he didn't want to be used as a pawn "to drive up the price" in the bidding process for the Mets. But he said he'd be willing to listen to someone in the organization if they wanted.

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February 3, 2011  08:31 AM ET
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Mark Cuban would be a disaster as an owner.

Nah, He'll just get the team to the post season every season and never win a championship. Same scenario as the Mavs.

February 3, 2011  08:37 AM ET

Mark - you were far from a pawn in the Rangers process. You more of a thorn in the side on that one. You're the one that drove up the price there. Just focus on the Mavs will ya?

February 3, 2011  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Mark Cuban would be a disaster as an owner.

he already is a disaster as an owner...let's pile on another team and see if he cracks under the strain...

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February 3, 2011  08:48 AM ET

I would take making it to the post-season every year and not winning it all over never really making it or collapsing on your way into the post-season with a top 5 payroll.

February 3, 2011  09:01 AM ET

I am surprised the Mets have not reached out to him. With the last name of "Cuban" I am sure they would be intrigued by his faux hispanic heritiage

February 3, 2011  09:19 AM ET

I was hoping they will move. Sell the team and move them to Omaha

February 3, 2011  09:34 AM ET

Guy looks like a psycho.

February 3, 2011  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Mark Cuban would be a disaster as an owner.

God forbid.

February 3, 2011  09:52 AM ET

id love to have this guy as an owner. as a jays fan, our ownership is run by a mega corporation who is only interested in turning a profit, with winning being a secondary consequence. this guy seems to have a genuine passion for the mavs and has done nothing but win (albeit not a championship) in dallas. Anyone remember the state of that franchise before he got there?

he's a great owner and it would be one of the best things to ever happen to the mets if he was able to gain a controlling stake with them.

February 3, 2011  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Guy looks like a psycho.

that's a fair description of Cuban

February 3, 2011  09:56 AM ET

Having lived in Big D for the last decade I can tell you Cuban is obnoxious and irritating and I wish he would just **** most of the time, but... separate the man from the owner. He's a great owner. He spends money, takes care of his players, markets well, and wants to win above all else. Look at the Mavs pre and post Cuban. Huge difference. And quite frankly the MLB ownership needs to be shaken up a bit. I think he would be great for MLB, I just don't want to have to listen to his mouth in public and see him in the dugout yelling at the ump.

February 3, 2011  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

id love to have this guy as an owner. as a jays fan, our ownership is run by a mega corporation who is only interested in turning a profit, with winning being a secondary consequence. this guy seems to have a genuine passion for the mavs and has done nothing but win (albeit not a championship) in dallas. Anyone remember the state of that franchise before he got there?he's a great owner and it would be one of the best things to ever happen to the mets if he was able to gain a controlling stake with them.

Nah. Guy is a disaster.

February 3, 2011  09:57 AM ET

Yo! Mark. Why don't you sit by the phone. We's git to ya when we can. Ok! Cupcake!

February 3, 2011  10:33 AM ET
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I am surprised the Mets have not reached out to him. With the last name of "Cuban" I am sure they would be intrigued by his faux hispanic heritiage

If Minaya was still around they would've hired him on that alone.

Give us somebody that is hard nosed and passionate about baseball while being savy in the business world. I'm tired of these empty suits running sports teams and aren't really keen to what the real fan wants. Gotta believe.

February 3, 2011  10:39 AM ET

I can't help but laugh at so many negative comments. As a couple of people have said, look at the Mavs pre and post Cuban if you want to know how he has done.

I can't stand Cuban as a person but I can't deny what he has done as the owner of the Mavs. He puts a competetive team on the floor year after year. He obviously wants to win or he wouldn't be spending cash hand over fist.

February 3, 2011  10:42 AM ET
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I can't help but laugh at so many negative comments. As a couple of people have said, look at the Mavs pre and post Cuban if you want to know how he has done. I can't stand Cuban as a person but I can't deny what he has done as the owner of the Mavs. He puts a competetive team on the floor year after year. He obviously wants to win or he wouldn't be spending cash hand over fist.

that does not neccesarily translate to baseball...different business. ask hicks how his transition went. and he has been a problem to the NDA as a league. He has been a problem to his business associates...
Guy is a problem.

February 3, 2011  10:42 AM ET

NBA...

 
February 3, 2011  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Guy looks like a psycho.

That is the nicest thing anybody ever said about Cuban.You always find the best part of someone. I could find nothing nice to say about the guy.

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