Dodgers sale should make Giants fans nervous

Dodgers sale should make Giants fans nervous
March 28, 2012, 9:09 pm
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What do you think of Warriors co-owner Peter Guber as a member of the ownership group that plunked down a reported 2 billion to buy the Dodgers?

Can you say "deep pockets?" How about "scary-deep pockets?" CNBC's Darren Rovell reported Wednesday that the winning bid was 600 million more than the next-best offer. What does the power trio of Magic Johnson-Guber-Stan Kasten mean to Giants fans?
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If I'm a Giants fan, I'm nervous. Here's why:
- If someone spends that kind of money for a baseball team it's not just a trinket they can hold. They want to play with it.
- Long term, the Giants are now pitted against a Yankees-like financial powerhouse.
- Of more immediate concern: L.A. has to be considered a player in the Matt Cain Sweepstakes.

If the Giants don't get the deal done, you might as well fit the right-hander in a blue jersey. That hurts to say, but it's a reality that Giants fans need to face.

The Giants are facing immense pressure to win now, and keep the centerpiece of the team -- starting pitching -- intact.

If they don't win now, the national view of the NL West is that it's the "Dodgers & Friends" much like the AL East for years was "Yankees & Thanks for Playing."

And do Giants fans feel confident that this team is capable of becoming a West Coast version of the Red Sox -- a franchise that is willing -- and able -- to compete financially with one of the most valuable franchises in all of pro sports?

Leave your comments below and vote in our poll. We'll keep a close eye on your feedback as we get set for tonight's show.

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