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Cuban, Gilbert out of Dodgers' bidding race

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08:00 AM ET 01.28 | The owner of the reigning NBA champions will not be the next owner of the Dodgers. Mark Cuban was eliminated from the Dodgers' ownership sweepstakes Friday, along with baseball executive and former agent Dennis Gilbert, according to two people familiar with the process but not authorized to discuss it. At least eight bidders advanced to the second round Friday, including a group led by Magic Johnson and veteran baseball executive Stan Kasten and another headed by local developer Rick Caruso and former Dodgers manager Joe Torre.

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January 28, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Cuban would be better off owning the Dodgers than he would the Mavs. Not that there's anything wrong with owning an NBA team.

January 28, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Too bad about Cuban, at least there would have been someone still at the games after the seventh inning.

January 28, 2012  10:08 AM ET

MLB just doesn't want Cuban to own a team, yet they approve a penniless grifter like McCourt. Makes no sense.

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January 28, 2012  10:22 AM ET

Would have liked to see him to get the Dodgers. Oh well.

January 28, 2012  10:24 AM ET

Spend your Money in New York, Buy The Mets!!!

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January 28, 2012  11:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Thank you, sir. Best comment of the week.Cuban's team, within two years, would be the envy of the league. He would force changes in MLB. He would pursue free agents, and win his share and more.He scares the hell out of the old farts in baseball.

You are correct.

January 28, 2012  12:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

MLB just doesn't want Cuban to own a team, yet they approve a penniless grifter like McCourt. Makes no sense.

he would have made a great owner ... why does the MLB have such hate for this guy?

January 28, 2012  12:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Thank you, sir. Best comment of the week.Cuban's team, within two years, would be the envy of the league. He would force changes in MLB. He would pursue free agents, and win his share and more.He scares the hell out of the old farts in baseball.

he'd lose a lot too ... just sayin' ...

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January 28, 2012  12:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

MLB just doesn't want Cuban to own a team, yet they approve a penniless grifter like McCourt. Makes no sense.

This.

All this proves is that the MLB is run by incompetents.

January 28, 2012  01:11 PM ET
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The Mavs, during Cuban's tenure, have been one of the model franchises in the NBA, and maybe THE model.

Don't tell that to the Celtics, Bulls, Heat or Lakers ...

Don't get me wrong, I think he would be great for baseball, but he's not a cure all ...

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January 28, 2012  01:49 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Cuban would be better off owning the Dodgers than he would the Mavs. Not that there's anything wrong with owning an NBA team.

cuban wouldn't be paying one billion per a baseball team, and the dodgers aren't worthed 1 billion at all, if the people its willinmg to pay that amount, then they would be doing as the big greedy McCourt being asking from the beginning!!

January 28, 2012  01:54 PM ET
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Give him a shot.

the majors would give him a shot, but McCourt wouldn't allowed anything like that to happen why? because this greedy owner its expecting 1.5 billions in the buyers offers, what about if nobody pays him the 1.5 billions as he has being expected? what can he do about it? and why does he still holding into the parking lot? can the MLB do something about this problem?

January 28, 2012  01:55 PM ET
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Cuban has won a championship, like those teams. He invests in the team, rather than running it as a money maker.I would say he is doing things right.

to be able to do that in the baseball sports, he needs to own a team, but the greedy McCourt wouldn't allow that to happen!!!

 
January 28, 2012  01:57 PM ET
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MLB just doesn't want Cuban to own a team, yet they approve a penniless grifter like McCourt. Makes no sense.

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