Originally Posted by Joseph
Question, just for sake of discussion if nothing else....
With the open team slot, can an existing owner take over one of the open teams and allow his/her team to then become open to another owner or outside owner? Kind of like the Expos, Marlins thing a few years back with Jeffrey Loria.
Just food for thought.
That is a good idea. I would be open to that suggestion the next time we have an opening. I have already offered the last team to the new owner this time around. I like your idea but we will have to wait until another team becomes available to implement the suggestion, unless Crosley68 decides to not take the team, but I think he will.
I also considered another possibility. If we have more than one team available it might be more fair to have the new owners hold a mini-draft of the players on the rosters of the teams that were abandoned. In other words, if we have two teams that need new owners and one of those teams is good and one is bad then one new owner is moving in to a much better situation than the other new owner. So maybe we should have them take turns selecting players off those two rosters until they are all gone. It would make things a little more even, plus it would be fun.
Luckily both of the replacement owners took over pretty good teams. One team might be better than the other but it is not a huge difference. I remember last year when mbgrayson took over his team that squad was in very bad shape. He made a lot of improvements very quickly, but he got thrown into a much tougher situation than the two new owners are getting right now.