3 years 18 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 40 weeks ago
Scott Lauber at the Boston Herald hears from a source "Blue Jays ‘will not rule out’ a pursuit of David Ortiz". Coming off an 81-81 season and with money to spend, the Toronto Blue Jays “will not rule out” making a strong push for David Ortiz, a major-league source said today. In fact, Ortiz could... Read more.
3 years 40 weeks ago
Geoff Baker at the Seattle Times makes the case for the Mariners to target Grady Sizemore with a club friendly deal. - Seattle Times I like this idea.  The Mariners could catch lightning in a bottle here.  They need lineup help bad, and Grady could provide that.  However, the risk is... Read more.
3 years 40 weeks ago
Phil Rogers at the Chicago Tribune asks "Could Joe Maddon figure into Theo Epstein's considerations as he weighs the Cubs' managerial situation?" Maddon is under contract for 2012, however, and has said publicly he and Friedman plan to remain working together with the Rays, who have been... Read more.
3 years 40 weeks ago
Bruce Levine at ESPN Chicago reports that "With Theo Epstein in place as president of baseball operations, third baseman Aramis Ramirez said he is open to returning to the Chicago Cubs next season." "I'm really happy the Cubs have brought in Theo Epstein to run the team," Ramirez told ESPNChicago... Read more.
3 years 40 weeks ago
Adam Rubin at ESPN New York asks "Is Keeping David the Wright move?".  He makes the case that the Mets owe it to themselves to listen to any credible offer for David Wright. Indications are they will do at least that -- listen. A team official tells the Post: "We'll explore Wright's market. I... Read more.
3 years 40 weeks ago
Cardinals pick up 2012 & 2013 options on Adam Wainwright Sneaking in the news during the exciting Cardinals post season, the Cardinals "officially notified Wainwright and his agent that the options for 2012 and 2013 on the righty's contract have been exercised. The promised move recently became... Read more.
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