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    Ricketts Family to buy Chicago Cubs

    Ricketts family is winning Cubs bidder: $900M - Chicago Breaking News

    Out of the 3 final bidders I'm glad this is the one that won! I have no doubt they will allow management to get Peavy now too. After Cuban, Ricketts were most likely to open up the wallet to put a winner on the field I thought.


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    Re: Ricketts Family to buy Chicago Cubs

    The Ricketts were the best candidate from day 1. Even better than Mark Cuban.



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    Re: Ricketts Family to buy Chicago Cubs

    The stock market built his fortune with Ameritrade and his father Joseph. Buy low, sell high, Cubs.


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    Re: Ricketts Family to buy Chicago Cubs

    Not sure what to think. At least the deal is finally done!

    Hopefully they'll add more stability and be willing to spend some money.



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    Re: Ricketts Family to buy Chicago Cubs

    This looks like a good selection.


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    Re: Ricketts Family to buy Chicago Cubs

    This must be Omaha's plan for the new downtown ball park the 350 days out of the year that the college world series isn't in town.

    Move the Cubs to Omaha!

    A least then I might get some sports news other than sker fb all the time!



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    Re: Ricketts Family to buy Chicago Cubs

    This guy has deeper pockets than Cuban. Sounds good to me!



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    Re: Ricketts Family to buy Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Not sure what to think. At least the deal is finally done!

    Hopefully they'll add more stability and be willing to spend some money.
    That's never really been the problem....



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    Re: Ricketts Family to buy Chicago Cubs

    i had a professor tell me once, that until recently they didnt spend any money cause people came anyways. however, i do hope this changes some things like the 100 year balding (from ripping my hair out) slump.


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    Re: Ricketts Family to buy Chicago Cubs

    They were seventh in payroll in 08.



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    Re: Ricketts Family to buy Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by Swanson10 View Post
    i had a professor tell me once, that until recently they didnt spend any money cause people came anyways. however, i do hope this changes some things like the 100 year balding (from ripping my hair out) slump.

    For a long time, they were notoriously cheap. It's been a welcome change of late.


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    Re: Ricketts Family to buy Chicago Cubs

    Only for the past 3 years have they actually started to spend money. Before that they wouldn't spend money on anyone. I remember how big of a deal it was when they signed Alou. That was a huge contract for the Tribune company to dish out for them.



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    Re: Ricketts Family to buy Chicago Cubs

    Isn't ricketts a disease?



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    Re: Ricketts Family to buy Chicago Cubs

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Only for the past 3 years have they actually started to spend money. Before that they wouldn't spend money on anyone. I remember how big of a deal it was when they signed Alou. That was a huge contract for the Tribune company to dish out for them.
    Exactly! Only the past few years have they really opened up the checkbook to be major players in free agency or trading. Before that the biggest signings were guys like Alou that were on the downhill side of their careers and the Cubs were the only ones willing to give them more than they were worth.


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    Re: Ricketts Family to buy Chicago Cubs

    Gotta go get peavy now... do they jump in and make a run at any other free agents now?


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