Now it gets interesting for the McCourts

mccourtslogo.jpgAfter a procedural gathering this morning of the city's most fortunate lawyers — those with a piece of the McCourts divorce proceedings — a couple of things became clear. One is that the next phase, if it goes to trial, won't conclude until after this coming Dodgers season, and maybe not before the following season. And also, Jamie's lawyers want Frank to restart considering his ex-wife as his business partner in the team. Frank's lawyers nixed the idea, but there's still the question of how in the world Frank can afford to keep the team. Meanwhile, the Dodgers start spring training in about three weeks.

Dodgers notes: Manny Ramirez has signed to play in Tampa Bay this season, for $2 million; the Dodgers were paying him $25 million a season. Ex-Dodger bust Andruw Jones has signed with the Yankees.

Angels notes: What were they thinking by trading for Vernon Wells and one of the worst contracts in baseball? Baseball sites are aghast.

More by Kevin Roderick:
Standing up to Harvey Weinstein
The Media
LA Times gets a top editor with nothing but questions
LA Observed Notes: Harvey Weinstein stripped bare
LA Observed Notes: Photos of the homeless, photos that found homes
Recent Sports stories on LA Observed:
Volleying with Rosie Casals
Sometimes the experience doesn't have to be televised
A bout last night
Tracking the distant signals of the Dodgers
Last hurrah
Overheard at the BNP Paribas Open tournament in Indian Wells
The greening of tennis
First-stringers in tennis


LA Observed on Twitter