3 years 14 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 16 weeks ago
"For two weeks, Ryan Howard sightings have been Florida's equivalent of Loch Ness monster. Howard was spotted in the clubhouse. Howard was taking swings in a walking boot. Howard is nothing more than a figment of the collective imagination of Phillies fans. "I guess it was like a 'Where's Waldo... Read more.
3 years 16 weeks ago
"Josh Hamilton joined the long list of players with minor injuries the Texas Rangers have dealt with this spring training. The outfielder left Wednesday's game against the Colorado Rockies in the second inning with what the team called "a jammed right heel." The extent of the injury will not be... Read more.
3 years 16 weeks ago
"The long wait soon may be coming to an end. Charlie Manuel wasn't offering much more in the way of specifics on when Chase Utley might see action in a Grapefruit League game Wednesday, but he did up his rather open-ended timetable for a return. "I'd say it's coming up pretty soon," Manuel said... Read more.
3 years 16 weeks ago
"The Royals awaited word Tuesday night on the status of their $7 million catcher. Salvy Perez suffered an unspecified knee injury prior to a 7-5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds while warming up starting pitcher Jonathan Sánchez in the bullpen at Surprise Stadium. Club officials said the extent... Read more.
3 years 16 weeks ago
"If you were a really optimistic Mets fan — perhaps an oxymoron at this point — you might have thought the ability to stay healthy was one bright spot regarding the team's inexpensive and relatively youthful roster. So far, that hasn't worked out, either. Ruben Tejada is among the latest... Read more.
3 years 16 weeks ago
"Chipper Jones said there was no chance he would retire before or during the 2012 season and that his comments to reporters Monday were misinterpreted. The veteran Braves third baseman said Monday that because of pain in his right knee, "tomorrow might be my last day" and "I don't know if I can... Read more.
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