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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has heard anything lately about when the new ownership group will be approved and will take over? I haven't heard anythin gabout this lately. Thanks

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    Re: New Ownership

    Nothing has been reported lately. The last thing I recall was speculation that the new ownership group would be approved at the owners meetings in January.
    Makes all the routine posts.

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    Thanks. By the way, really nice forum here...I couldn't hardly stand reading the Reds.com one anymore.

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    No sweat.

    And welcome.
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    Re: New Ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsland
    Nothing has been reported lately. The last thing I recall was speculation that the new ownership group would be approved at the owners meetings in January.
    Plus, until the incoming group sheds their Cardinals shares (which will need to be improved too) the group is handcuffed. I think at best suggestions are accepted, however the budget being executed is the 2005 one laid out by Allen and company.

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    Re: New Ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by minus5
    Thanks. By the way, really nice forum here...I couldn't hardly stand reading the Reds.com one anymore.
    Welcome to the good forum
    Go Gators!

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    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Plus, until the incoming group sheds their Cardinals shares (which will need to be improved too) the group is handcuffed. I think at best suggestions are accepted, however the budget being executed is the 2005 one laid out by Allen and company.
    On the December 21 Redsline Hot Stove show, Marty Brenneman talked about a meeting he had with Castellini and one of the Williames. In conclusion to that, he made a direct statement implying that the new ownership is already already involved in the baseball part of the operation. Specifically what he said was that Mr. Lindner was to be commended for stepping aside and allowing the new ownership group to work with the baseball people during the period of transition.

    This week (28 Dec), Marty threw out 19 January as a specific date when he looked for the transfer to be officially approved. Someone else has suggested a January owners' meeting. This is probably where that date comes from.

    I think there are a couple of factors that have slowed down the formal approval. First, it is probably taking longer than anticipated to get the required reorganization of the Cardinals worked out than originally anticipated. Secondly Selig has been insistent all along on doing the Washington thing first. Even though it is clear now that will not impact the Cincinnati situation, Bud is Bud and they will move at his pace.
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    Thx for the info.
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    Re: New Ownership

    Bud is just sooo sloow.

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    Re: New Ownership

    Bud is one of the worst things to happen to baseball. The DH may top the list, but everything Bud puts his hands on tarnishes the game. IMHO

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    [QUOTE=fourrunhomer]Bud is one of the worst things to happen to baseball. The DH may top the list, but everything Bud puts his hands on tarnishes the game. IMHO[/QUO

    I Like the Wildcard.

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    Bud may be slow, but IMHO, he'll be remembered for being the man who brought the organization and business of baseball into the 21st century. The Wild Card. Interleague Play. The establishment of the internet and productions arm of the organization have done some amazing things the past five years, 95% of which the public has not yet witnessed thus far but the impact of which over the next decade could be staggering.

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    I can't stand the wildcard or interleague play. Also, increased expansion has severely diluted the tallent level in the majors (especially pitching). There are way too many people in the majors who should never get passed AA. Not that I could ever make it past the over the hill slow pitch softball league

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    Re: New Ownership

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou
    Plus, until the incoming group sheds their Cardinals shares (which will need to be improved too) the group is handcuffed. I think at best suggestions are accepted, however the budget being executed is the 2005 one laid out by Allen and company.
    I would think that the Cards shares could be put into an escrow account pending their sale to clear the new owners of any conflict of interest.

    I agree with you, though that the new group likely has little to do with the operation of the club at this point.

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    IMO I think that the New ownership shut down DanO after trades at the winter meetings. They were afraid to let him do any more damage.


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