Cant’ say that I’m surprised or feel too bad for Mr. Kroenke. Not that I wish bad things on anyone but if he had won the bid for the Dodgers I can only imagine what all the chicken littles (as Bernie Miklasz would say) of St. Louis would have done. Jump into the Mississippi?
St. Louis Rams owner loses bid to purchase Los Angeles Dodgers - ThePigskinReport.com
St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke lost his bid to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball franchise. Major League Baseball announced that the team would be sold to the ownership group which included Los Angeles Lakers great, Magic Johnson and longtime baseball executive Stan Kasten. The purchase price for the Dodgers is a reported $2 billion dollars.
But this also doesn’t mean the Rams will necessarily be making St. Louis its permanent home either. Living up to his nickname, owner Stan Kroenke pretty much remained silent about the on going negotiations with the CVC regarding the stadium lease. When asked at the owners’ meeting in New Orleans Kroenke answered, “No comment.” C’mon, what did you really expect?
The L.A. market stadium issue is far more complicated than one may think. According to L.A. Times writer Sam Farmer, there’s lots to untangle. So I think we can all breathe a little easier for now.
Jets Connection for Rams Continues - 101Sports.com
Monday, the Rams signed blocking tight end Matthew Mulligan, who had been with the Jets during Schottenheimer’s tenure in New York as offensive coordinator.
Friday, the Rams signed offensive lineman Robert Turner, who had been with the Jets since being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2007.
Meanwhile, wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery is expected to be at Rams Park Tuesday for a visit.
The Schottenheimer connection is beginning to make the Rams look like the Jets-West. Okay, it’s only (maybe) three players but you can never underestimate the relationships that coaches have with their former players. None of these guys are big name free agents but they do bring a familiarity that Schottenheimer could use when he installs his new offense.
My Jets’ insider tweep (@JetsNation) called the Robert Turner signing as we reported on March 27. Hopefully, he’s fully recovered from his broken leg.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Wednesday that the Browns are a “potential trade partner” in the first round of the NFL draft, despite St. Louis not accepting Cleveland’s proposal for the No. 2 pick to draft Robert Griffin III.
Fisher said the Rams have “a very realistic possibility of moving” out of No. 6.
It looks like the bridge wasn’t burned between Jeff Fisher and Mike Holmgren?
My initial reaction when I heard the news was, “Wha, wha, what?” But after gathering my wits I realized it’s the prudent thing to do – keep all and every option open – whether it be trading with Cleveland up to number four or whether the Rams trade down again from number six. We the fans and so-called Twitter draft gurus can speculate all we want but if the player at six is not worthy of the of the spot then the Rams should deal.
Oh and just to note: Evan Silva reiterated again on Sunday that he believes about Rams fans’ favorite Justin Blackmon.
Worth wondering if notion Blackmon’s a top-6 lock is media creation teams further bc it works to their benefit. Player isn’t a top-6 talent.