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 24 weeks ago
"Will the Royals take a run at veteran catcher Ivan Rodriguez as a temporary — or not so temporary — replacement for injured Salvy Perez? Or will they try to pry a spare part away from another club? The answer could come Friday when club officials learn the severity of the torn cartilage in Perez... Read more.
3 years 24 weeks ago
"When Joe Girardi answered a call from trainer Steve Donohue late Thursday afternoon on the bus and was informed that Derek Jeter's left calf was tender following a workout, the manager immediately knew what to do. "I remember what happened last year, even though it's different calf, so I am... Read more.
3 years 24 weeks ago
"Andy Pettitte's retirement did not last long. The Yankees have signed Pettitte to a one-year minor league deal, according to the YES Network's Jack Curry, who reports the deal is worth $2.5 million. Pettitte, 39, had been in camp as a special guest instructor. At that time, he admitted that... Read more.
3 years 24 weeks ago
 Charlie Manuel is a man with problems. There’s Ryan Howard, the Phillies’ big slugger, still lumbering around the locker room in a walking boot. Howard’s absence is a big problem, Manuel said. There’s Chase Utley, the hard-nosed gamer who never wants to take a day off, sidelined for the... Read more.
3 years 24 weeks ago
"What's up with Yu? According to a report from the Japanese website, there is some concern that Darvish is making illegal pitches by wiping sweat off his brow and then touching the ball without leaving the mound. The report said that a Cleveland scout was aware of the issue. There were... Read more.
3 years 24 weeks ago
"The immediate swelling was a strong indication something was wrong with Yankees pitcher Freddy Garcia's right hand. The amount of time it took him to leave Thursday's 7-5 loss to the Blue Jays was another. "If you walk away, forget it,'' catcher Francisco Cervelli said. "That guy loves to throw... Read more.
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