At issue is whether the team should be allowed to introduce evidence on the financial status of other teams. On Friday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross ruled that this case was about the Dodgers, not all of Major League Baseball, but the Dodgers claim that the franchise is getting a raw deal because other teams also face financial woes as well. From the LAT:
By precluding the Dodgers from pursuing or introducing evidence from other teams, the Dodgers argued that Gross gave MLB exactly what the league wanted--"the ability to argue it acted 'reasonably' without any context or history against which to measure that claim," according to the filing. Moreover, the Dodgers argued, it would be "inequitable" for Gross to deny access to MLB documents, alleging that discovery "has been one-sided in favor of MLB" because Gross denied the Dodgers' previous requests and because MLB has access to documents from the Dodgers and from McCourt personally because a league-appointed trustee oversaw the team from April through June.
Gross said he would hear arguments on Wednesday.