Considering they've just made their first decision that could be construed as allowing them to save a few dollars, considering Frank McCourt just last week told a judge he had $167,000 in his checking account (give or take the DirecTV bill), and considering they don't seem to be among the contending parties for John Lackey(notes) or Roy Halladay(notes) despite clear needs, this would seem a strange time for this bit of Los Angeles Dodgers news, but here goes:
So far, team sources say, the baseball operations end of the ballclub is proceeding as normal.
No ownership directives to cut payroll. No warnings to stay off free agents. No screaming hissy fits in the hallways. No changing of the locks. OK, there's been changing of the locks. Maybe a couple hissy fits.
But, all in all, quiet.
Since late summer, McCourt has left the daily baseball goings-on to COO Dennis Mannion and GM Ned Colletti. He has found time between court filings to extend Colletti's contract and is willing to extend JoeRead More »from Wolf won't take bite out of Dodgers' payroll