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Infinite Cash Makes Colletti a Danger

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So let’s say you’re a proud, storied West Coast franchise whose bitterest rival has won two of the last three World Series.

Then let’s say your borderline-criminal owner goes through a divorce so heavily litigated that no matter how many holding companies he has split the team into or how many parking lots he owns, he has to declare bankruptcy. Furthermore, let’s say that he tries to sell the TV rights for this franchise away for cents on the dollar for a quick infusion of cash, and commissioner Bud Selig gets wind of this over at the league office and forces him to relinquish control of the franchise.

Let’s say that after getting through bankruptcy court, the team is purchased by an ownership group fronted by perhaps the most successful star...

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