Frank McCourt has said that Bug Selig nixed his contract with FOX, which was immensely front-loaded.
What if … Bug approved the deal, but still kept the trustee in place and would not allow Frank to pay off Jamie with the proceeds?
In other words: the Dodgers would become flush with cash that Frank could not spend.
Do you see where I am going with this?
- Suddenly the Dodgers become very rich with cash.
- Bud has to figure out how to bail out his buddy Fred Wilpon of the Mets.
- Bud also wants to restore the Dodger fans confidence.
- Bud approves a deal that sends Chris Withrow, Ethan Martin, Kyle Russell, Ivan DeJesus, Dee Gordon and $30 million in cash to the NY Mets for David Wright, Carlos Beltran and Jose Reyes.
Frank can do nothing.
By July 1st the Dodgers lineup is:
- Reyes SS
- Furcal 2B
- Ethier RF
- Kemp CF
- Wright 3B
- Beltran LF
- Sands/Loney 1B
- Barajas/Navarro C
The Dodgers win it all while Frank McCourt fumes!
Ha! It could happen…