But would a Stan Kasten-Mark Cuban marriage be as disastrous as a Stan Kasten-Ted Lerner marriage?
From yesterday's Boston Globe Baseball Notes, more whispers that Stan is on his way out of Washington, this time in the same breath as talk of Mark Cuban's attempt to structure a deal to buy the Cubbies:
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban politely declined to answer a few questions sent to him last week, as he desperately tries to avoid specifics in his bid to buy the Cubs.
One of the questions we wanted to ask Cuban was whether he has a team of baseball management people ready to come in and take control if he gets the team. We certainly know Cuban's NBA style, but would it be similar in baseball?
Already names are swirling as potential candidates for president or CEO. One is Stan Kasten, who by all accounts wants out of his CEO position with the Nationals, as he has clashed with the Lerner family, owners of the team.
Well, if nothing else, Stan certainly knows NBA style, if that's what Mark is looking for...
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