From the MLB statement:
I have taken this action because of my deep concerns regarding the finances and operations of the Dodgers and to protect the best interests of the Club, its great fans and all of Major League Baseball.Just yesterday, Steve Soboroff was brought in as vice chairman to help run the team. So that lasted for one day. During his introduction, Soboroff reassured everybody that -- despite appearances to the contrary -- the Dodgers are on firm fiscal footing. So maybe that triggered Selig's move.
"As the 50% owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, I welcome and support the Commissioner's actions to provide the necessary transparency, guidance and direction for the franchise and for Dodgers fans everywhere."Early in the divorce case, Frank was given operational control of the team for the duration of litigation. So Jamie loses nothing here.
"Major League Baseball sets strict financial guidelines which all 30 teams must follow. The Dodgers are in compliance with these guidelines. On this basis, it is hard to understand the Commissioner's action today."Are Frank's lawyers ready for yet another lawsuit? AP says yes:
At the same time, McCourt was preparing to sue MLB, a baseball executive familiar with the situation told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity before McCourt issued his statement.A short note on Frank McCourt's relationship to debt.