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2 years 26 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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2 years 48 weeks ago
Jon Heyman tweets that Joe Nathan is looking for a closing job in 2012. "joe nathans agent david pepe says nathan is excited about free agency and seeks closer (not setup) job. 1.00 2nd half whip" @SI_JonHeyman Read more.
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2 years 48 weeks ago
Boston.com reports that "Cherington wants to keep David Ortiz and Jonathan Papelbon, saying the Red Sox would be a better team if they stayed. He seemed optimistic regarding Ortiz, less so with Papelbon." Ortiz has a limited market being a DH, and he would have a smaller contract.  Papelbon... Read more.
2 years 48 weeks ago
The Chicago Tribune makes a few points taken from Theo's press conference.  Most notably that the Cubs won't pursue Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder.  They also suggest that both Mike Quade and Terry Francona are both managerial options. Another team off the market for the big first... Read more.
2 years 48 weeks ago
Should Yankees Consider Oswalt?   "With the Phillies declining the option of Roy Oswalt, he is a free agent and someone the Yankees will have to consider.  In 2010, the Yankees had talks with the Astros about trading for Oswalt, but GM Ed Wade dealt Oswalt to the Phillies. During the... Read more.
2 years 48 weeks ago
  New York Daily News makes the case that the John Lackey surgery might put the Red Sox right into the bidding for Yankee ace C.C. Sabatthia. I think that the Red Sox would have been in the bidding either way. I don't see the Yankees letting him get away though.  The already weak... Read more.
2 years 48 weeks ago
"According to a source familiar with the Red Sox thinking tonight, the ballclub is leaning towards picking up Marco Scutaro’s $6 million option for 2012. Scutaro, who not only finished strong for the Red Sox but also was a steadying veteran influence, would likely be a valuable commodity on the... Read more.
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