3 years 22 weeks ago

"When Frank McCourt took the Dodgers into bankruptcy last year, Plan A was to retain ownership of the team. Yet Plan B was just as important. If McCourt had to sell the Dodgers, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court would oversee the sale, not Major League Baseball.

John Moores might have liked court protection. Moores agreed three years ago to sell the San Diego Padres to a group led by Jeff Moorad, but major league owners subsequently balked at granting Moorad control of the team. Moorad essentially surrendered last week and Moores appears to have one choice: keep the Padres, or put them up for sale once again."



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3 years 25 weeks ago
"Alex Gordon was in the same draft as three players with $100 million contracts - Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Braun and Troy Tulowitzki. In fact, the Kansas City Royals selected Gordon ahead of all three, making him the second overall pick in 2005. Gordon, 28, had a rockier ascent than his more heralded... Read more.
3 years 25 weeks ago
"Pitching ace Felix Hernandez says his plan is to play for the Mariners his entire career, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden. That's what "King Felix" told Bowden on Tuesday at spring training in Peoria, Ariz., after his start against the Cincinnati Reds. Hernandez, by the way, struck out four, gave... Read more.
3 years 25 weeks ago
"On preferring to play center field: "I enjoy getting more chances [to rob people of hits]. You get more chances to do it in center field. I like defense. I like taking away from guys, because I get plenty taken away from me so it's a little pay back. The reason I enjoy center field the most is... Read more.
3 years 25 weeks ago
"Manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday left-hander John Danks likely will start for the White Sox on opening day April 6 against the Rangers in Texas. "Right now, he is going to be that guy," Ventura said after a 6-2 exhibition loss to the Angels. "I like him as that guy right now. I'm not making it... Read more.
3 years 25 weeks ago
"Negotiations between the Phillies and pitcher Cole Hamels are heating up. John Boggs, Hamels' San Diego-based representative, is spending the week in Florida and is in the Clearwater area. He has already spoken to Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. and plans to again before heading back... Read more.
3 years 25 weeks ago
"More than six months had passed since Jair Jurrjens last pitched in a major league game, and so results weren't the top priority when he faced Houston on Monday. The health of his right knee was. Jurrjens was charged with two runs, three hits and one walk in two innings of the Braves' 10-5 win... Read more.
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