Wilpon's not giving up on finding another source of silent money, saying the team will seek out other potential investors. (Got $200 million? You could pay a baseball team's bills!)
In other financial news, ESPNLosAngeles cited a report in the Los Angeles Times that Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has been offered $1.2 billion to sell the team to Los Angeles Marathon founder Bill Burke, with the offer funded in part by Chinese investors.
Here's something you don't see every day
The most boring play in baseball - the intentional walk - got a little more interesting in Kansas City's 11-8 win over Detroit on Thursday. In the act of putting the Tigers' Victor Martinez on first, Royals rookie Danny Duffy - doing his best Nuke LaLoosh impersonation - launched one over the head of catcher Brayan Pena for a wild pitch.
Runner Miguel Cabrera, on second, didn't move, but it took Pena so long to get the ball that Cabrera was able to get over his shock and awe and get to third.
Duffy has thrown four wild pitches this season. That was his first attempt at an intentional walk (next time, hit the bull).
Cool stats from Wednesday's epic between Cleveland and Oakland in which the Indians beat the Athletics, 4-3, on Jack Hannahan's one-out RBI single in the 16th inning: The game used 216 baseballs, with 14 pitchers, 34 strikeouts, and 509 pitches, and ended at 12:07 a.m Thursday, just 12 hours before the start of the series finale (a 7-0 win for the A's).
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