Selig ready to unload Brewers

In a press conference held Friday, it was announced that the Brewers were up for sale.

Updated: January 19, 2004, 10:01 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
  • The Seligs are done with the Brewers. In a surprise press conference held Friday, it was announced that the Brewers were up for sale. Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel describes the whys and wherefores of this unexpected move.

  • On the topic of teams for sale, Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Daily News says that it's time to forget about Frank McCourt and look instead to Eli Broad, a billionaire with local ties. McCourt -- who tried to buy the Red Sox -- is a Boston guy and Dilbeck wants to see the club in local hands.

  • "Not so fast," says T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Broad is not the knight in shining armor he appears to be. Simers reminds us of several previous runs he has made at owning pro sports franchises. In each case, he ended up not pulling the trigger on the deal. Will this one be any different?
    Jim Baker is an author at Baseball Prospectus and a frequent contributor to Page 2. You can e-mail Jim at bottlebat@gmail.com.
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