Originally Posted by DSWC
MLSE is up for sale, and potential buyers may not want to step in to a situation that has a GM (that may or may not be in favour) with a long-term contract. Many new buyers want to see things done their way. According to the OTPP, they care only about money, and having a GM who is signed to guaranteed money may be a disincentive to someone else buying the controlling majority of the team.
Regardless, it's a horrible situation for BC. I just hope it gets resolved. BC has made mistakes, yes, but he is on the right path now, and I think he should have the opportunity to finish what he has started.
Just in case you had any notion left that the ownership of this team cares more about money than anything, here is an ownership that on its way out realizes they can get more money on th sale without a big contract GM on the books. Bottom line.
The books look different with a vacant GM position or with some rookie GM at the time of sale. 1.49 billion instead of 1.5 billion on the sale is waaaaaay too much to put up with no matter what happens to the team.
Too bad we don't have a strong fan organization here. We could negate the difference in the sale price caused by that kind of manipulation by screaming high and low that whoever buys should know that they are cooking the books.