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    Re: Castellini group expected to buy Reds

    I can't imagine MLB would let someone own stake in two teams in the same division.

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    Re: Castellini group expected to buy Reds

    Beans, beans, good for your heart ...

    Then again, that might impress a produce magnate.
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    Re: Castellini group expected to buy Reds

    A clean sweep should be the first order of business.

    Start from the top and go all the way down.

    Allen, O'brien, Narron...Heck if they feel like giving Marty the boot, go ahead.

    The franchise needs to be rebuilt from the ground up, and no one should be spared.

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    Re: Castellini group expected to buy Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
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    ... the more you eat ...
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    Re: Castellini group expected to buy Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Caseyfan21
    Did I read that right where it said he is part of the Cardinals ownership group? I would hope he would be planning to sell that stake assuming he becomes Reds owner. Otherwise, that is a huge conflict of interest and one that I, as a Reds fan, would be very upset about.
    By league mandate you can't own a stake in more than one team. He'll have to sell his Cardinals shares. Actually, it's good news that he's already in ownership elsewhere as it should grease the skids for the sale approval. Castellini's already a known commodity and MLB doesn't like to hold up transactions like this.
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    Re: Castellini group expected to buy Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels
    A clean sweep should be the first order of business.

    Start from the top and go all the way down.

    Allen, O'brien, Narron...Heck if they feel like giving Marty the boot, go ahead.

    The franchise needs to be rebuilt from the ground up, and no one should be spared.

    Change the culture, change the attitude.
    I agree but no reason to fire Narron yet, let the next GM make that call. Narron proved to be at least capable. The on-field manager is the least of the organizational problems.
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    Re: Castellini group expected to buy Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    I can't imagine MLB would let someone own stake in two teams in the same division.
    Of course, the main arbiter, the league itself has technically owned the Expos/Nats for how many years now?
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    Re: Castellini group expected to buy Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    I can't imagine MLB would let someone own stake in two teams in the same division.
    Not since 1899

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    Re: Castellini group expected to buy Reds

    Are there any obvious reasons that would hold up this sale?

    How long does the MLB approval process usually take?
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Re: Castellini group expected to buy Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    By league mandate you can't own a stake in more than one team. He'll have to sell his Cardinals shares. Actually, it's good news that he's already in ownership elsewhere as it should grease the skids for the sale approval. Castellini's already a known commodity and MLB doesn't like to hold up transactions like this.
    should be smooth sailing and quick approval. I will turn from optimism to pessimism if they let DanO serve out the last year of his deal.
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    Re: Castellini group expected to buy Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered
    How long does the MLB approval process usually take?
    ... as long as they want it to. It will have to go to a vote before the other owners. At that point it is usually a fait accompli.
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    Re: Castellini group expected to buy Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo Cabesa
    I agree but no reason to fire Narron yet, let the next GM make that call. Narron proved to be at least capable. The on-field manager is the least of the organizational problems.
    I was just using Jerry as an example of how much sweeping change is needed.

    Heck, fire Gapper too.

    And those cats that shoot stuff at fans during the games.

    Blow the whole derned thing up is my point.
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    Re: Castellini group expected to buy Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Caseyfan21
    Did I read that right where it said he is part of the Cardinals ownership group? I would hope he would be planning to sell that stake assuming he becomes Reds owner. Otherwise, that is a huge conflict of interest and one that I, as a Reds fan, would be very upset about.
    MLB rules says that you can't own part of more than one franchise for that very reason. Of course you can be the commissioner and own a team too. :

    I was kind of rooting for the Broadway guys. Perhaps put a little marketing jolt into the franchise. These guys sound about as colorful as Pat Boone. But I've been saying for a while now that when the team is sold it will be sold to local people who have stayed in the background. Basically younger versions of Uncle Carl.
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    Re: Castellini group expected to buy Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by wheels
    Heck, fire Gapper too.
    Mr. Nerd ... er, I mean Mr Red needs to go first.
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    Re: Castellini group expected to buy Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo Cabesa
    should be smooth sailing and quick approval. I will turn from optimism to pessimism if they let DanO serve out the last year of his deal.
    That's certainly going to be the first test for the new ownership. Are they eager to put their own stamp on this franchise? If so, I can't see why they'd keep Allen or O'Brien around.

    BTW, the Cardinals organization had what can best be described as a religious experience after reading "Moneyball." Just sayin'.
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