Bill Shaikin wrote a nice story summing up what could happen if the McCourts settle their divorce.
His key point was this one:
Under this new deal, McCourt would abandon — or at least defer for many years — his dream of a Dodgers cable channel, in exchange for a fair-market payment from Fox.
Better than fair, perhaps — in the neighborhood of $3 billion over 20 years, which would more than triple the Dodgers' annual television revenue. Fox is agnostic about McCourt, but the Dodgers became a must-keep team the second the Lakers fled to Time Warner.
McCourt would ask Selig for his blessing, arguing that the deal would provide plenty of money to settle the divorce, manage the Dodgers' debt and improve the team and the stadium.
And then we would find out just how badly Selig wants McCourt out.
Folks that is 150 million a year, with probable advances to pay off Jamie and reduce debt load.
I for one was never a big believer in the Dodger Network anyway, so this does seem like a way out for Frank and Jamie.
The question remains, what will Bud do if it goes to him for approval.