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02-19-2011, 10:43 PM
black ace
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Originally Posted by Pauser View Post
The MLB came to Vancouver and played a couple exhibition games at BC Place Stadium....the players hated it.
Ask Edger Martinez what he thinks of the turf at BC place. Turned him from a 3rd baseman into a DH.

Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
Really, $300m is the price of a franchise?

Hard to see how they could make it work with that much up front investment. They'd have to use profits from the Canucks to subsidize the NBA team, which might impact the Canucks' flexibility in other ways. Think of the Ehrhoff trade - they could justify eating $1.7m in the minors because they're rolling in dough. With an NBA team siphoning off that extra dough, maybe that trade doesn't happen.

So a thumbs down from me. Maybe revisit in a few years after the Whitecaps have got things rolling a bit.
Acquilini doesnt have anything to do with the Whitecaps.

The thing that hurt Vancouver the most was not being allowed to have a top pick for 6 years or whatever it was.

If you take the player picked with the spot Vancouver should have had the first 3 years we would have had:

96 draft:Allen Iverson (1st overall)
97 draft:Tim Duncan (1st overall)
98 draft: Vince Carter (5th overall)

I realize they do a lottery but thats a hell of a lot better than what we ended up with.

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