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... McCourt has long vowed not to surrender the Dodgers. In April, as Commissioner Bud Selig appointed a trustee to oversee the team and attendance plummeted at Dodger Stadium, McCourt insisted he would not sell.
However, analysts suggested McCourt now might be willing to sell for a simple reason: Even if he won in court, he could lose.
Based on figures McCourt submitted to the Bankruptcy Court, he would be hard-pressed to sell the Dodgers' television rights, settle his divorce and be left with enough capital to renovate Dodger Stadium and restore the team to prominence.
"I don't know that there's a way for him to win," said Marc Ganis, president of the sports business consulting firm Sportscorp Ltd.
Marcus Thames, 2010: .350 on-base percentage, .491 slugging
Andruw Jones, 2011: .356 on-base percentage, .495 slugging