Found November 09, 2011 on Seattle Times:
A federal bankruptcy judge says Fox will have a chance to challenge the Los Angeles Dodgers if the team attempts to sell future television rights along with the franchise.

Dennis Gilbert Introduces Billionaires Bruce Karsh And Josh Friedman To The Dodgerstakes

Never heard of Karsh or Friedman? Don't worry, I hadn't either until Steve Dilbeck made mention of them today. They're billionaire money managers at Oaktree Capital Management and Canyon Capital Partners, respectively. Gilbert is an executive with the Chisox and was previously a player agent. Gilbert also was involved in building a youth diamond at Southwest College,...

O'Malley to oversee former Dodgertown complex

Peter OMalley is already back with the Dodgers. Sort of. At least in one curious way. Minor League Baseball announced Thursday it was going into a new partnership with OMalley, his sister Terry Seidler and former Dodgers pitchers Hideo Nomo and Chan Ho Park to operate the old Dodgertown complex in Vero Beach, Fla. Renamed the Vero Beach Sport Village after Frank and Jamie McCourt...

Dodgers, Kemp discussing long-term contract

The Dodgers, unlikely to pursue top-tier free agents Albert Pujols or Prince Fielder because the team is for sale, nonetheless are in negotiations on a long-term contract for Matt Kemp.

Pirates sign Rod Barajas

I am super-super busy today so I have to wait a bit before I can give much analysis, but the Pirates have signed Rod Barajas to a one-year deal with a club option for 2013. As far as upgrading the defense behind the plate with a guy that might hit a little, Barajas makes plenty of sense. 

West Notes: Hill, Bell, Bourjos, Dodgers

We've checked in on the Giants, who made a major trade today. Here are some notes from the other teams in baseball's western divisions... The Diamondbacks have an offer out to Aaron Hill, according to Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic (on Twitter). The club’s proposal comes with a deadline and team officials expect Hill to wait as long as possible before deciding...

Backup Backstop

The Pirates signed Rod Barajas to be their backup catcher: Remember the other day when I looked at the contracts for Willie Bloomquist, Chien-Ming Wang, and Juan Rivera, and worried that this was going to be a completely insane winter? Yeah, you can add that to the list, because, wow. Four million for Rod Barajas! Based on his last four years, $4 million is not out of line...

Pirates ink C Barajas to one-year deal

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed veteran catcher Rod Barajas to a one-year contract on Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal has a club option for 2013. Barajas, 36, batted .230 with 16 homers and 47 RBIs in 336 at-bats with the Los Angeles Dodgers this season.

Judge vows that Fox Sports will get a fair say in Dodgers sale

Network, whose television contract prevents the team from negotiating with any other party besides Fox through Nov. 30, 2012, is opposed to the Dodgers' intention of selling their television rights separately from the club.Fox Sports will get a "full and fair" say as the U.S. Bankruptcy Court decides whether to approve an agreement under which Dodgers owner Frank McCourt...

Slaughtering Slotting

Jim Breen comes down hard against hard slotting for the draft: As one big league scout said when asked about the effects of a hard-slotting system, “Kids would go play other sports. Plain and simple. For example, there’s no way in hell Zach Lee is playing baseball right now with a hard-slot system.” Lee committed to LSU to play quarterback prior to being drafted by the Los...

Dodgers Links: Sale, Offseason, Infielders, Rivera

On this day in 1988, Dodgers right-hander Orel Hershiser won the NL Cy Young Award by a unanimous vote after going 23-8 with a 2.31 ERA. Here are a few items of note regarding California's original Major League club ... Tom Golisano, the former owner of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, is preparing a bid to purchase the Dodgers, according to Craig Karmin and Matthew Futterman...
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