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2 years 16 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 38 weeks ago
  Jim Bowden Tweeted that Omar Minaya is a top candidate for the Angels GM position.   "Omar Minaya is one of top candidates for Angels GM job because of Scouting background and big market experience according to Angels source" @JimBowdenESPNxm   Read more.
2 years 38 weeks ago
New GM Ben Cherington announced today that Lackey will undergo Tommy John surgery.  WEEI's Rob Bradford reports that the surgery causes a sixth-year option to vest for Lackey at the league minimum.  This clause reduces the average annual value of the contract from $16.5MM to $13.8MM,... Read more.
2 years 38 weeks ago
It appears that the Twins will not pick up Joe Nathan's option. All signs point to the Twins declining Joe Nathan's $12.5 million option for 2012 sometime between now and the deadline to exercise the $2 million buyout three days after the World Series. startribune Read more.
2 years 38 weeks ago
Brewers interested in long-term deals for Greinke & Marcum The Milwaukee Brewers are interested in locking up their top starters, Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum, before they can test free agency following the 2012 season, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. sportingnews.com Read more.
2 years 38 weeks ago
Agents Predict Darvish's Posting Fee, Contract MLBTR takes a look at Nippon-Ham Fighters ace, Yu Darvish, and how much money he is expected to get. Five years ago,  we saw the Red Sox drop $103,111,111 on Daisuke Matsuzaka. $51,111,111 as a posting fee and a six-year, $52MM... Read more.
2 years 38 weeks ago
Ben Cherington Named Red Sox GM   Tuesday afternoon the Red Sox will introduce Ben Cherington as its newest general manager. The team's news conference will begin at 3 p.m., and it will air live on NESN and NESN.com   Read more.
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