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Dodgers owner McCourt settles with ex-wife Jamie

Posted on: October 17, 2011 10:36 am
Edited on: October 17, 2011 11:11 am
McCourtBy Evan Brunell

The Los Angeles Times reports that Frank McCourt has reached an agreement with ex-wife Jamie to assume full control of the Dodgers.

Jamie is expected to receive $130 million in exchange for dropping her contention that she is co-owner of the Dodgers. This would be a major step toward Frank retaining the team in its bankruptcy battle with MLB, as Jamie's absence from the proceedings would clear the way for Frank to sell the television rights to the club, using the revenue to fund the team. He would have been unable to keep the team unless he beat both his ex-wife and baseball. Removing Jamie from the equation simplifies matters greatly.

The settlement will position Frank McCourt to engage in a head-on battle with commissioner Bud Selig to keep the team. McCourt still has a ways to go in the proceedings, however. For one, he will have to be able to use revenue from any television deal struck to complete his divorce settlement, which Selig originally rejected, setting up the path of events to come. Selig and Fox Sports do not want McCourt to be able to auction off TV rights, which McCourt is asking the court to allow so he can raise money.

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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2011 1:10 am

Dodgers owner McCourt settles with ex-wife Jamie

The Dodgers, Mets and now the Red Sox. Looks like just because owners are billionaires does not make them any smarter. John Henry and Larry Lucchino are getting rid of Epstein because he took more credit than he deserved when he brought to WS victories to the city. But then again now he is being fired because he is taking more blame than he deserves. Henry and Lucchino ruined the Padres and yet Bud Slieg allows them to do the same to the Red Sox? The Sox had a great thing going. They don't make the playoffs one season and the owners get mad. The Red Sox owners are spoiled and arrogant and very crazy. If they think that they can get someone better than Epstein they must be highly delusional.

Since: Sep 23, 2009
Posted on: October 17, 2011 8:10 pm

Dodgers owner McCourt settles with ex-wife Jamie

Maybe Met fans can trade the Wilpons to the Dodger fans for McCourt, and you can take that throwback Ebbets field with you too.

Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: October 17, 2011 2:32 pm

Dodgers owner McCourt settles with ex-wife Jamie

Frank McCourt is BAD for baseball and the Dodgers.............
He wants to rob Peter to pay Paul.  I grew up watching the Dodgers; as a kid you knew you would see an infield of Cey, Russell, Lopes and Garvey, an outfield with Smith, Baker and Monday and battery of Yeager with Sutton, Hooten, John, Reuss, etc.
Now the Dodgers are no longer relevent; the only news on them is this stupid divorce and the idiots who beat the Giants fan into a coma.  It is sad..........I used to love going to the stadium, now I won't step foot in it out of fear for my life and the lives of my family and I do not wish to put ONE single dollar in the pocket of Frank McCourt.......I just assume write a check to Bernie Madoff.

Aside from the joke McCourt has turned the Dodgers into..........I must give credit to Don Mattingly (one of the best records in baseball following the All-Star break).  Let's not forget the amazing season of Matt Kemp and that of Clayton Kershaw.  Both of these guys should get the awards they are up for; my guess is they get nothing because of the garbage surrounding them and the team.

Get McCourt out and let's have a real owner in his place.

Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: October 17, 2011 12:53 pm

Dodgers owner McCourt settles with ex-wife Jamie

glad that's over...

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