Redskins Casting Wide Net In GM Search Franchise Notes AT&T, DOJ Settle SportsNet LA Collusion Lawsuit NFL Source: Raiders Have Enough Vegas Votes MLB Cards Fans Can Attend Any Game For Monthly Fee AFL Baltimore Brigade Having Low Ticket Sales Franchise Notes Sources: Raiders' Relocation Fee Between $325-375M Bonds Returns To Giants As Special Advisor Clippers Owner Ballmer Dishes On NBA Topics
SBD/February 16, 2011/Franchises
McCourt Downplays Financial Troubles, Vows To Keep The Dodgers
Published February 16, 2011
NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT: In L.A., Dylan Hernandez writes another losing season for the Dodgers "could be devastating for McCourt as he fights to remain in control" of the franchise. With "pressure mounting and attendance declining, there are fears within the organization that if the Dodgers start slowly this year, sweeping changes could cost some employees their jobs." The Dodgers head into "what could be a make-or-break season for McCourt with a player payroll that is higher than last year's," but also with a rookie manager in Don Mattingly and a "lineup that doesn't feature an established middle-of-the-order hitter" (L.A. TIMES, 2/16).