Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/15/12
John Moores' sale of the San Diego Padres to a group headed by former agent Jeff Moorad is on hold. The future of the New York Mets hangs in a pending lawsuit against the team over owner Fred Wilpon's investments with Bernie Madoff. The Los Angeles Dodgers, meanwhile, are within weeks of having their soap-opera ownership situation settled. Major League Baseball's executive council of owners met this week to narrow the list of candidates to buy the franchise from Frank McCourt, who is expected to decide among what is reported to be four remaining offers by April 1. The expectation is that the deal will be finalized by April 30, when McCourt has to pay former wife Jamie McCourt $131 million as part of the divorce settlement. McCourt will receive a record-setting sale price for his franchise. The question is: Who will be paying the record amount? There are interesting scenarios awaiting McCourt. A group headed by Mark Walter, CEO of Guggenheimer Partners, includes NBA great Magic...
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