The lawyer for the family of the Bryan Stow family has approached Major League Baseball about working out a "reasonable settlement’’ in its lawsuit against the Dodgers, ESPN/LA’s Ramona Shelburne reports.
Stow, the Giants fan who was brutally beaten in the Dodger Stadium parking lot on opening day, is the largest unsecured creditor. The Stow family lawyer, Tom Girardi, has suggested that damages could approach $50 million.
Whoever buys the Dodgers will inherit the lawsuit, so Girardi reasons it is in the best interest of Frank McCourt, the Dodgers and MLB to know what the damages will be heading into the sales process.
Also on the Web:
-- The Times’ T.J. Simers thinks you can’t go home again, and believes Peter O’Malley is the wrong man to take the Dodgers into their future.
-- Unlike me, Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal isn’t convinced that the looming team sale means the Dodgers are out on Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder.
-- ESPN/LA’s Tony Jackson tries to walk through the still complicated process that lead to the Dodgers’ ultimate sale. A new owner by opening day looks like a pipe dream.
-- Oh, that’s all it took. Yahoo Sports’ Jason Cole thinks the Dodgers pending sale could hasten the NFL’s return to L.A.
-- The Chicago Tribune’s Mark Gonzales takes a look at the background of Dennis Gilbert, the L.A resident and White Sox executive who has expressed strong interest in Dodgers ownership.
-- The Times’ Dylan Hernandez writes that Tommy Lasorda is big on the prospect of O’Malley returning as the Dodgers owner.
-- In a video, Lasorda tells CBS Channel 2’s Jim Hill that he wants an owner with L.A. roots.
-- True Blue L.A.’s Brandon Lennox looks at the Dodgers adding Scott Van Slyke and Alfredo Silverio to their 40-man roster and there isn’t much room to add other minor leaguers with the roster at 33 and free agents still to sign.
-- In a video, Fox Sports’ Rick Harrow -- the sports professor -– examines why that despite their problems, the Dodgers will still attract a hefty sales price.
-- ESPN/LA’s Jon Weisman said one good thing to come out of the team’s sale is that it almost ensures that the new owner will sign Clayton Kershaw to a long-term deal.
-- Jackson, also reports that Dodgers assistant general manager DeJon Watson has withdrawn his name for consideration as the Orioles GM.
-- MLB Trade Rumors has its list of projected arbitration salaries, and it is estimating Matt Kemp could earn $16.3 million, Andre Ethier $10.7 million and Kershaw $8.4 million.
-- A Times’ editorial slams McCourt and his attorney for trying to cast blame on Stow.
-- In a video, MarketWatch.com’s Matt Futterman and Dennis Berman explain why they think the Dodgers may yet attract the largest sales price of a professional team in American sports history.
-- Steve Dilbeck