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Is Frank McCourt Getting Tired?

It’s been two years of hell and high water.  Now that Muammar Gaddafi is dead, Frank McCourt is the most hated person on the planet – well at least Top 10 anyway.  

Compliments of Wikipedia

Even Frank McCourt has a breaking point.  Has he hit the wall and is he ready to walk away?  Jamie is gone and by all accounts, the McCourt boys aren’t all that interested in owning the Dodgers.   Frank may realize that “it ain’t worth it anymore.”  It does appear that he will be willing to walk, under the right situation.  That situation may very well be that MLB ends up buying the Dodgers… It could happen.  If it happens, it will be soon.  Frank is getting tired.   I think that he may be willing to walk away.  We can only hope…

It’s ironic, because as much as Frank has been accused of pillaging and looting the team, the baseball side of the business is in excellent shape.  The Dodgers have lots of loyal, competent employees who know what they are doing and under new ownership they can be poised to make a splash. The minor league system, while not spectacular, is certainly “middle of the pack” with plenty of strong, young arms.

Two things:

  1. I think Frank will reach a settlement with his old law firm that pays off Jamie; and
  2. If MLB gives him HIS price (and Bud will because he wants him gone), Frank could be outtahere, like real soon!   We can only hope…

DODGER NOTES:

  • It’s nice to see Doug Mxcszsbjhaktenneixcjz back as a Dodger Instructor – he’s a good dude.
  • Hong-chih Kuo is having his arm surgically reattached for the 56th time – look for him to return to the Dodgers with an incentive-laden deal.

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7 Responses to “Is Frank McCourt Getting Tired?”

  1. GoNzO says:

    What’s up Mark long time in between blogs. I don’t know if you recall about a year ago I told you MLB would probably buy the Dodgers from McCourt. It took a little longer than I expected, but it looks like the clock is about to strike midnight on McCourt. Reading other blogs, I saw an interesting scenario where someone proposed that the reason McCourt is trying to settle because he may have reached a settlement with the IRS where he won’t have to pay the full amount but some cash and the rest goes into his pocket. Another interesting tidbit I have read is that if MLB doesn’t meet his price, McCourt would like to choose who to sell to, so he can get the most money out of this transaction. Whoever buys the Dodgers would be wise to bring in Peter O’Malley to help with the transition as President of Baseball Operations.

    • Mark_Timmons says:

      Gonzo,

      I have just been very, very busy, but I\’m trying to slow down a bit.

      Insofar as the IRS, I have it on pretty good authority that Frank is NOT being investigated.

      I can\’t say for sure, but it was a reliable source.

  2. Bobby says:

    The sooner the better. Not because I want McCourt gone that fast (even though I do), but because I want Ned (or whoever the GM is) to be 100% ready to go to offer Pujols/Fielder, and hopefully CJ Wilson.

    this team, with some big time pieces (kersh/kemp), is ready to make some serious noise in the nl west. Some kids are coming up, the core guys are young, but it’s time to add the impact superstars.

    Bring in the game’s greatest player. Bring in the new Fresh Prince of LA!! Either way, gentlemen, the future is about to be here for us!!

  3. Torsten says:

    Been promising Jared to drop by for a while now. :) Mark, about McCourt, I sincerely hope you are right. However, I feel otherwise. I have some rudimentary knowledge of psychology, and McCourt is a charlatan. He lies and he cheats and steals, but it’s not calculated. I think he lacks the wherewithall to know when to realize he is exposed for what he is and throw in the towel. I truly think he will fight to the bitter end, and we as Dodger fans suffer. What this means, don’t hold your breath for Fielder or Pujols in Dodger blue next year. :(

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