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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Pickoff Moves

More On The McCourt Divorce

A USA Today interview with Frank McCourt over the divorce yields the following odd graf:
"Just the uncertainty of the future and what this divorce is going to do to the team has people very apprehensive," former Dodgers general manager Kevin Malone says. "I think it's a justifiable concern. People don't know if the McCourts will still own the team."
That in itself isn't the problem. It's the fire sale needed to liquidate the team (as happened in San Diego) in order to satisfy the demands of the divorce decree.

And then this:

"There's been an impression created that this is going to have a big impact on the team, when, in fact, it's having no impact," McCourt says. "There's almost a disconnect in what is written and what the reality is. What's important for the fans to know is that it's business as usual here.

"The team isn't for sale. I'm going to own the team for a long time. And, God willing one day, my four boys will own the team."

Well, we'll see about that. Everything hinges on the prenuptual agreement.

I can't tell from Joshua Fisher's week-old post on the subject, and he doesn't come out with a link indicating it, but it sounds like Jamie has changed attorneys.

Dodgers Awake From Teh Stupid, Release Angel Berroa

It's about time. MSTI has a bunch more on that, including links to their past columns on the matter.

Also at the link, Jamie Hoffman returns to the Dodgers from the Yankees, who estimated that keeping the former Rule 5 pick on their roster wouldn't be feasible.

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