Search Results for Sam Zell tag:www.thecubdom.com,2017:/cgi-bin/mt//feed/Sam Zell 2017-11-21T12:12:44Z Movable Type 4.23-en 13 1 13 Cubs sold to Ricketts, finally! tag:www.thecubdom.com,2009://1.1234 2009-10-28T00:28:10Z 2009-11-27T19:40:48Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com The Sam Zell era is over. It was horrible, but not. You see, short term thinking kills franchises. Franchises of any sport are built with steady hands thinking long term. For every 1997 Florida Marlins World Series title (purchased and disassembled within 2 years), are dozens of franchises with lost... MLB Approves Cubs Sale tag:www.thecubdom.com,2009://1.1229 2009-10-06T22:09:46Z 2009-10-06T22:16:45Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com The next to last hurdle in the Cubs sale process has just been cleared. The MLB Owners unanimously approved the sale of the Cubs to the Ricketts family. Linky Link Since I think Sam Zell has been an atrocious owner (worse than the other TribCo suits that preceded him), I'm... 'Dem Cubbies - Dey're done tag:www.thecubdom.com,2009://1.1226 2009-09-30T05:40:32Z 2009-10-02T22:57:45Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com Stick a fork in 'em. The math is in, and the Cubs are out. Yet another season (#101) comes to an end without a World Series title, and even though it's been a mathematical improbability for about a month, tonight's Rockies win makes it impossible for the Cubs to reach... TribCo Files for bankruptcy - Cubs supposedly uneffected tag:www.thecubdom.com,2008://1.1023 2008-12-09T04:43:35Z 2009-05-17T01:03:03Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com In news that should not have surprised anyone, the Tribune Company filed for bankruptcy today. The filing, a chapter 11 variety, keeps TribCo in business and means that operational changes will be minimal. The goal of the bankruptcy declaration is to force creditors to negotiate with the company and accept... Economy slams Cubs sale process tag:www.thecubdom.com,2008://1.1022 2008-12-01T21:28:20Z 2009-05-17T01:05:30Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com A year ago, when Sam Zell announced the Cubs would be sold, a veritable pool of piranhas lined up to devour the team. But, after a tumultuous second half of the year, the economic environment looks bleak for investors who planned to use debt in their pursuit of the Chicago... Hank Aaron, Cubs owner? tag:www.thecubdom.com,2008://1.1011 2008-07-27T18:01:47Z 2009-05-19T04:31:40Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com While I was in Brazil, prospective bidders for the Cubs submitted their bids for the franchise, the ballpark, and a portion of Comcast Sports Net. It's been widely reported that there were 10 groups that submitted bids, and the Cubs have now whittled that down to 6 (or 3) groups... Analyzing the Rich Harden Trade tag:www.thecubdom.com,2008://1.1008 2008-07-10T14:00:00Z 2009-05-19T04:45:45Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com I've had some time to digest the Rich Harden deal, and I think you can prematurely put this one in the win column for both teams. Cop out? you bet. Here's why. The Cubs are focused short term, the A's are focused longer term. One of the unfortunate by-products of... Cubs send out Financial Books to Prospective Owners tag:www.thecubdom.com,2008://1.997 2008-06-12T16:07:59Z 2009-05-19T05:42:34Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com From my office window, I can look down 28 stories and across the Chicago River to see the private deck just outside of Sam Zell's office. I rarely see anyone on the deck, and used to think it would be a great place to eat lunch in the midday sunshine.... Andrew Zimbalist agrees with me tag:www.thecubdom.com,2008://1.995 2008-06-05T17:12:50Z 2009-05-17T00:20:54Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com I've had a little unreasonable hero worship of Andrew Zimbalist, the sports economics professor, since I saw some of his work while writing an International Baccalaureate Extended Essay as a senior in high-school. Today, the deified professor was interviewed by Stephen Grocer of the Wall Street Journal blog, "Deal Journal".... Sam Zell: Tribune to retain a minority stake in the Cubs tag:www.thecubdom.com,2008://1.993 2008-06-04T15:52:48Z 2009-05-17T00:20:54Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com From an article in today's Tribune, by Phil Rosenthal: Denver is where Zell said nine potential buyers, preapproved by Major League Baseball, are awaiting release of the team's financial data, which should be sent out soon. He also revealed that Tribune Co. won't completely let loose of the team, carried... Caveat Emptor: Illinois Taxpayers tag:www.thecubdom.com,2008://1.989 2008-05-09T17:23:01Z 2009-05-17T00:20:54Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com State, ISFA, Governor, Sam Zell trying one last time to steal from taxpayers. There's been a lot of news on the Cubs sale front of late. The rumblings from many sources is that the 'books' will be sent out to the six prospective ownership groups in a week or two.... TribCo Revenue Grab: Ryne Sandberg to manage at Wrigley tag:www.thecubdom.com,2008://1.987 2008-05-04T07:22:09Z 2009-05-17T00:20:53Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com Deep in the Bowels of the Tribune Company, Sam Zell and a handful of Tribune Company executives are seated around a conference room table. Sam Zell: We took out too much debt to buy this blasted company. Everybody needs to come up with a way to make more money, pronto!... All Star Voting - My Favorite Player Edition tag:www.thecubdom.com,2008://1.986 2008-05-02T03:48:18Z 2009-06-25T16:02:29Z Byron http://www.torbeninvesting.com Way back in the day, I used to publish my all-star votes periodically as a way to discuss the rest of the league. Now that all-star voting is available again this year, I think I'll do so again. Position American League National League First Base Morneau, J., MIN Lee, D.,...