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MLB to seize Dodgers?

This isn't Pirate-related, except very tangentially, but I find the whole Dodgers situation fascinating.

MLBTR is reporting that, as expected, MLB has rejected Frank McCourt's broadcast deal with Fox.  MLB's objection, which has been reported before, is that it's a below-market deal driven by McCourt's desperation for cash and the fact that he owes a lot of money to Fox (meaning there's a conflict of interest).  MLB is afraid it'll depress the value of other teams' broadcast rights.  According to MLBTR, McCourt now won't be able to make payroll and his divorce settlement will fall through.  This could lead to MLB seizing the Dodgers and selling them.

It's funny to contrast McCourt with Nutting, whom probably a large majority of Pirate fans consider to be the worst owner in MLB.  McCourt has exponentially more revenue potential to draw on than Nutting, yet has somehow driven the Dodgers to the brink of bankruptcy, partly by spending millions out of the team's coffers on personal luxuries.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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