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Report: Dodgers reps go to bat for McCourt

Posted on: April 6, 2011 1:14 am
By Matt Snyder

There was a meeting Tuesday between some "high-ranking" Dodgers executives and Major League Baseball, reports . The meeting was reportedly an attempt by the Dodgers representatives to sell the MLB brass on the notion that a loan from FOX should be approved and used to keep Frank McCourt as the Dodgers' owner.

McCourt needs approximately $200 million to settle his messy divorce with wife Jamie, and reportedly has a potentially lucrative deal in place with FOX -- a $3 billion deal over the course of 20 years. The loan would be the first payment in this huge TV deal and could enable McCourt to keep the Dodgers.

On the other hand, MLB commissioner Bud Selig is reportedly a bit down on McCourt, due to several details that came out during the divorce trial -- including multiple mansions and severely overpaying members of his family with Dodger money.

McCourt needs the FOX deal to be able to buy out his wife Jamie, otherwise he can't afford to remain owner of the team. Of course, if he doesn't get the loan approved by Selig and Major League Baseball, he's out of luck anyway.

The entire situation remains pretty messy, and is clearly a black eye for the great Dodger organization. Fortunately there's an end in sight, as the divorce proceedings aren't expected to last much longer.

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Category: MLB

Since: Nov 29, 2008
Posted on: April 6, 2011 11:46 am

Report: Dodgers reps go to bat for McCourt

HA!  Good one

Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: April 6, 2011 11:06 am

Report: Dodgers reps go to bat for McCourt

Too bad these reps couldn't go to bat for the Dodgers last night in Colorado!!

Since: Nov 29, 2008
Posted on: April 6, 2011 3:10 am

Report: Dodgers reps go to bat for McCourt

PLEASE Mr. Selig, do not allow this to go on any longer.  Force the sale of the once great franchise and remove the McCourts from baseball entirely.

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