Originally posted on NBC Los Angeles  |  Last updated 11/1/11
Two years of legal disputes over one of baseball's most storied franchises might be nearing an end, according to a report in the LA Times. Dodgers owner Frank McCourt appears close to an agreement with Major League Baseball on a bankruptcy settlement that includes the sale of the team, according to the Times' report. McCourt would have some control over the sale, the Times, citing sources with knowledge of negotiations, reported. Dodgers officials have not commented on the report. Hints of a settlement included a delay in a hearing scheduled for last month in the bankruptcy case. That hearing was delayed until late November, allowing McCourt's legal team more time to prepare. The McCourt-MLB standoff intensified in April when Commissioner Bud Selig, who has criticized McCourt's stewardship of the Dodgers, appointed a monitor to oversee the team's financial operations. The Dodgers' fall from grace continued in June when the team filed for bankruptcy. The move was seen as McCourt's at...
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