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Report: Frank McCourt close to agreeing to sell Dodgers

Nov 1, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT

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It looks like Bud Selig may get his wish.

According to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, Frank McCourt “appears close” to an agreement with MLB on a bankruptcy settlement in which he would agree to sell the Dodgers.

We learned last week that the Dodgers’ bankruptcy trial was postponed for a month so that the two sides could explore the possibility of a settlement and sale.

Negotiations are fluid and could break down at any time, but Shaikin writes that the deal would “probably” include Dodger Stadium and the surrounding parking lots. It’s expected that McCourt would have some control over the sale, which could command a record asking price of $1 billion or more.

  1. halladaysbiceps - Nov 1, 2011 at 12:20 AM

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  2. pisano - Nov 1, 2011 at 12:27 AM

    Thank God, get this flim flam man out of MLB!!!

  3. Reflex - Nov 1, 2011 at 1:03 AM

    Next up the Wilpons.

    • bsputnik - Nov 1, 2011 at 2:55 AM

      No! Please….Nutting. For the love of all that is good, get rid of Nutting.

    • CJ - Nov 1, 2011 at 9:25 AM

      I agree with sputnik. No, PLEASE, no.

      I like the Mets just the way they are.

    • stinkfist5 - Nov 1, 2011 at 8:23 PM

      Please make Angelos the next victim! Please!

  4. pjmarn6 - Nov 1, 2011 at 3:54 AM

    Poor rich boy!

  5. ermur22 - Nov 1, 2011 at 6:48 AM

    Pleaaaaase Bud….next up the Wilpon family

  6. henryd3rd - Nov 1, 2011 at 7:27 AM

    The saddest part of this entire affair is that Selig comes off like the White Knight coming in to save the Dodgers. It was Selig and his cronies that approved this clown in the first place. What kind of due diligence did they do? He lost out on the Red Sox and they then approved him for The Dodgers. So ask yourself who is in line to purchase this team with all its problems? What idiot would want to purchase this team, tackle all those problems and lastly where does the funding come from?

    Looks like MLB will be running this team

    • florida727 - Nov 1, 2011 at 7:52 AM

      Couldn’t agree more. Take the emotions of owning an MLB franchise out of the equation (I mean, really, who wouldn’t want to own one?). Purely from a business perspective, who would want to spend that kind of money to own this kind of “asset”? Look at the expense side of the ledger, then compare it to the revenues. It’s not that attractive a business proposition.

      • Old Gator - Nov 1, 2011 at 8:00 AM

        It is if you run it right. Scrooge McLoria stuffed his pockets with luxury tax money and television money, even without fannies in the stands. Sure, the fans – all fifteen of us – got royally screwed, but this is about ownership, right? McCourt just lived ridiculously beyond his means – and then his squeeze squoze him but good. Lethal combination there.

      • kopy - Nov 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM

        I wish I could give you an extra thumb up for the proper use of the word “squoze”.

      • lanflfan - Nov 1, 2011 at 5:58 PM

        Well said Gator.

    • 4hrchubby - Nov 1, 2011 at 7:56 AM

      Occupy Dodger stadium

      • Kevin S. - Nov 1, 2011 at 10:13 AM

        I thought the point was not to occupy it until McBroke was gone.

      • lanflfan - Nov 1, 2011 at 6:01 PM

        We can make it a virtual Occupy Dodger Stadium. No physical presence means no money for McLoser.

  7. bozosforall - Nov 1, 2011 at 10:02 AM

    Good riddance to the Boston carpetbagger idiot and his fugly golddigger wife.

  8. SmackSaw - Nov 1, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Frank McCourt: So we cool?

    Los Angeles: Yeah, we cool. Two things. Don’t tell nobody about this. This shit is between me, you, and The Soon-to-Be-Relevant-Again-Dodgers here. It ain’t nobody else’s business. Two: you leave town tonight, right now. And when you’re gone, you stay gone, or you be gone. You lost all your L.A. privileges. Deal?

    Frank McCourt: Deal.

    Los Angeles: Get your ass out of here.

  9. alv2011 - Nov 1, 2011 at 2:17 PM

    Los Angeles Baseball fans, we are so close!! We won’t waste another season!

    This is baseball’s version of Occupy L.A.!

  10. lanflfan - Nov 1, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    I am a cautiously optimistic Dodger fan. The cancer that is the McCourt family ownership will not be eradicated quickly or easily.

    I just hope Bud $elig approves an ownership that is focused on producing a solid, winning baseball team.

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