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Dodgers' McCourt unable to meet June 30 payroll

Posted on: June 14, 2011 10:43 am
Edited on: June 14, 2011 10:57 am
 
By Evan Brunell

Frank McCourt is expected to make payroll on June 15, but is not expected to be able to shoulder the load on June 30, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Payments essentially triple on June 30, partly due to Manny Ramirez being due $8.33 million of deferred salary. McCourt needs to come up with around $30 million, while June 15 will only require an outlay of about $10 million.

McCourt really needs the Fox TV deal that has been held up for quite some time to go through to meet June 30's requirements, and commissioner Bud Selig is dragging his feet on approving the deal. Selig could theoretically take over the team and make payments, then put it up for sale. There is a court hearing on June 22 that could change everything, as McCourt's ex-wife Jamie will try to force a team sale while Frank will seek to have Jamie's right to block the TV deal removed. Both sides reportedly have been holding settlement talks that could also affect the outcome.

Selig appointed a "monitor" in Tom Schieffer to review the Dodgers' finances, which is expected to be completed at some point this month. At that time, Selig will presumably have a better idea of how to proceed with the mess that is Dodgers ownership.

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Category: MLB
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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 11:42 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Dodgers' McCourt unable to meet June 30 payroll

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Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 8:19 pm
 

Brooklyn

Move 'em back to New York.  This guys wife sounds like a nightmare...



Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 4:46 pm
 

MOVE the Dodgers to Erie, PA

Why so far away? Keep'm in Ca.
Does Irwindale still have that gravel pit for sale?



Since: Apr 22, 2007
Posted on: June 15, 2011 1:37 am
 

Dodgers' McCourt unable to meet June 30 payroll

to another Giants World Series



Since: Mar 2, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:59 pm
 

Dodgers' McCourt unable to meet June 30 payroll

The bottom line is that the league needs to take over the team and it's finances until a suitable ownership can be established.  Competent professional new ownership is the only long term solution.



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:26 pm
 

Purrrr-fect

I can think of no other organization or city more deserving of this kind of implosion.  



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:27 pm
 

Dodgers' McCourt unable to meet June 30 payroll

I have nothing to say in McCourt's defense, and I have no idea whether the TV deal should be approved.  Maybe it shouldn't, since the Dodgers might be borrowing too much against what should be future revenues.  But what I don't understand is why it's taking so long for MLB to decide--one way or the other--what should be done about the TV deal.  They've had this deal in front of them for approval for a LONG time now, and they claim they're "studying" it, that they farmed it out to some committee to study it, etc., etc., etc.  I don't know if you can convince me that they couldn't have studied it sufficiently by now, and it certainly looks like they're stalling.  And you KNOW that McCourt will sue them over the delay--whether he has to sell the team in the meantime or not.  And don't be TOO sure that if he does sue, he won't win.



Since: Jun 13, 2011
Posted on: June 14, 2011 5:20 pm
 

Dodgers' McCourt unable to meet June 30 payroll

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fuzznutz
Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 5:11 pm
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