Frank McCourt lives to see another month as owner...
According to sources at Major League Baseball, Frank McCourt will meet the end-of-May payroll payment for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
McCourt has been in danger of MLB seizing the club, should he not have been able to make payroll, but according to sources, and confirmed by Peter Gammons via Twitter, he is taking future payments now to allow the May 31 payment to be met.
McCourt had a deal with FOX in place that would have seen $285 million in upfront money as part of a $3 billion contract extension. Major League Baseball vetoed the deal, but has said it is not denied, pending an investigation into the club’s finances.
Whether McCourt will be able to make payroll in this fashion each and every month would seem tenuous. The Dodgers rank 9th in attendance drawing 36,360 over 25 games compared to 43,712 last year at the same time over 23 games, a decrease of 20 percent.
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