Dodgers Bankruptcy Trial Delayed

5:01pm: MLB is in talks with McCourt to try to make him sell the team, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (on Twitter).  Bill Shaikin of the LA Times confirms that McCourt and MLB discussed a settlement yesterday (Twitter link).

12:52pm: Settlement talks are expected to take place before the new trial date, reports Shaikin.

10:59am: The Dodgers bankruptcy trial has been delayed, reports Bill Shaikin of the L.A. Times.  The trial initially had been scheduled for October 31st through November 4th, but for unknown reasons it has been moved to November 29th through December 2nd.  Baseball's Winter Meetings take place from December 5-8, so as Shaikin notes, there's no way current owner Frank McCourt could be replaced that quickly after the trial even if MLB succeeds in ousting him.  Shaikin explains the focus of the bankruptcy hearing: "Can McCourt sell the Dodgers' television rights, over the objections of Fox Sports and Major League Baseball, and can the commissioner get the judge to order the Dodgers sold?"  

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