Hold off on those thoughts that Frank McCourt was going to raise up his hands, back away, and say, "OK, you got me. I'll get out of here." Steve Soboroff, who was hired as the Dodgers' vice chairman on Tuesday, claims that Dodgers co-owner Frank McCourt is in great financial shape. From the Los Angeles Times:
"This is like having money in the bank and having somebody hold your ATM card," Soboroff said. "The money is in the bank. The Fox deal is done. These actions are not allowing him to access money. That's a lot different than saying he's got financial problems."
The "Fox deal" that Soboroff refers to is a 20-year television contract between the Dodgers and Fox that would be worth at least $3 billion. McCourt reportedly presented the proposal to Selig, who had yet to approve or reject the deal before MLB took over control of the Dodgers' finances.
A McCourt-hired employee who has been on the job for about 48 hours, and who is willing to go on the record with quotes like this?
"That is not the issue. They have made a decision they want somebody else," Soboroff said. "There's a predetermined campaign to blow (Frank McCourt) out of town. I think it's irresponsible and it's hurting the city.
That's probably a pretty good indication that McCourt is at least thinking about fighting Bud Selig and MLB.