2 years 38 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 39 weeks ago
"When the Rangers went the winter without being able to get one of their core players to give up even a year of free agency in long-term contract talks, the club's chief negotiators pointed to spring training as a more conducive atmosphere for getting deals done. Apparently so. According to two... Read more.
2 years 39 weeks ago
"Josh Hamilton made it clear at the start of spring training that he's not especially interested in taking a hometown discount to stay in Texas when he hits free agency this off-season. But the Rangers slugger could be softening his stance... at least a bit. According to a tweet by ESPN analyst... Read more.
2 years 39 weeks ago
"Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will likely open a second straight season on the disabled list, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Monday morning. Utley has left Phillies camp to see a specialist about his tendinitis-stricken knees. "He hasn't been felling all that great," Amaro said. "He... Read more.
2 years 39 weeks ago
"Designated hitter Kendrys Morales is scheduled to play with the Angels on Tuesday against the Kansas City Royals, Manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday. It will be Morales' first time in a major league lineup since he fractured his left ankle May 29, 2010, while jumping on the plate to celebrate a... Read more.
2 years 39 weeks ago
"Two-thirds of spring training is over, the Giants head north in less than two weeks, and Freddy Sanchez has not appeared in a game at second base. With all that in mind, manager Bruce Bochy had to concede Sunday that Sanchez might not be ready for the April 6 season opener at Arizona. "I guess... Read more.
2 years 39 weeks ago
"A scout employed by an opposing team who watched Ubaldo Jimenez struggle against the Reds on Saturday almost couldn't believe his radar gun. "His fastball was 89-91 [mph]," the scout said. "He might have touched 92 once or twice, but his slider was flat. He also looked like his mind was... Read more.
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