The bad news just keeps coming for the Dodgers…here’s the latest from the LA Times:

Dodgers owner Frank McCourt needs about $30 million to make his team’s payroll June 30, a critical indicator that a confrontation between McCourt and Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig over the future of the team could loom by month’s end.

McCourt is expected to meet the Dodgers’ payroll Wednesday, according to three people briefed on the matter but not authorized to discuss it.

The Dodgers owe about $10 million in payroll Wednesday, according to one of the people, but that figure roughly triples for the June 30 payment as several deferred salaries come due, including more than $8 million to Manny Ramirez.

The Dodgers appear to have “no chance” to meet the June 30 payroll without a cash infusion from a new television contract, according to a person familiar with McCourt’s finances but not authorized to discuss them. If McCourt misses payroll, Selig could make the payments for him, seize the team and put it up for sale.

We’ve made no secret that we want Cashman to acquire Chad Billingsley, and part of the reason we thought he was attainable was because of the chaotic financial situation of the Dodgers.

There’s also Hiroki Kuroda who’s having yet another nice season with a 3.31 ERA and 3.50 xFIP (making $12 mil this season on a 1-year deal).

The Yankees could take some of those troublesome contracts off their hands, right?