If the Dodgers' new owners were in place, do you think they would bid on Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder?
You bet they would, given the team's need for a slugger at first base.
Which begs the question:
Why shouldn't the Dodgers sign Pujols or Fielder right now?
They should -- and call it a parting gift from their ever-generous owner, Frank McCourt.
A whopping free-agent signing would be typical McCourt, piling on debt. But unrealistic as the idea might sound, it actually would be the right thing to do for the franchise.
Yes, the Dodgers are being sold. Yes, the sale is unlikely to occur before Opening Day. And yes, as Bill Shaikin wrote in the Los Angeles Times, "It would not be in (McCourt's) best interest to take on a nine-figure liability if his bankers say that might lower a potential sale price."
I get it. But who's to say the addition of Pujols or Fielder would lower the potential sale price?
If anything, the signing of such a player might be the perfect first step as ...