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2 years 18 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 20 weeks ago
"The Toronto Blue Jays have not given up their pursuit of Chicago White Sox right-hander Gavin Floyd, major-league sources told FOXSports.com. The Blue Jays are interested in upgrading their starting rotation before Opening Day. Toronto general manager Alex Anthopoulos made a very public scouting... Read more.
2 years 20 weeks ago
"According to a major league source, the Red Sox do plan to pursue Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler, a 20-year-old who is awaiting approval by Major League Baseball to become an international amateur free agent. Though still considered very raw, Soler has tremendous power, with the potential to hit... Read more.
2 years 20 weeks ago
"The Mets sent David Wright to New York Sunday to have his left rib cage examined, and likely have an "ultrasound-guided cortisone shot," GM Sandy Alderson said. Wright is one of several Mets, including outfielders Scott Hairston and Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who have had rib cage/oblique issues this... Read more.
2 years 20 weeks ago
"Second baseman Ian Kinsler joined catcher Mike Napoli on the list of players sidelined by a nagging spring-training injury. The Rangers scratched Kinsler from a start because of back stiffness. Kinsler said the condition had been coming on for a few days but insisted he is not concerned. The... Read more.
2 years 20 weeks ago
"Reliever Edward Mujica gently lifted Giancarlo Stanton's injured wrist to his mouth and kissed the orange bandage that surrounded it. First baseman Gaby Sanchez took one look at the slugger and remarked, "You can't hurt steel." It certainly seems that's the case with the Marlins' young cleanup... Read more.
2 years 20 weeks ago
"It was Feb. 21 when Mets manager Terry Collins first said he expected Johan Santana to be healthy for Opening Day. And while that may have seemed unrealistic, nothing Collins has seen in Santana's two starts this spring has made the manager change his mind. When asked after Santana gave up two... Read more.
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