The Dodgers filed for Chapter 11 Monday morning, and the paperwork was published by the Wall Street Journal's Deal Book blog. Of the 40 listed creditors, 28 are current or former players. Recently retired all-star outfielder Manny Ramirez smashes the record for most back pay owed a disgraced ballplayer by a bankrupt team, with nearly $21 million remaining from his two-year stint as a Dodger. Right fielder Andruw Jones, now with the New York Yankees, is still owed $11 million for his 2008 season with the Dodgers. Both are represented by super agent Scott Boras.
Current players Hiroki Kuroda and Rafael Furcal are next up, expecting $4.5 million and 3.7 million respectively.
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Other notable creditors include the Chicago White Sox, to whom the Dodgers owe $3.5 million, and loyal Dodgers sportscaster Vin Sculley. Scully is owed $152,773 for his play-by-play role in the booth, a job he has been doing since the team moved west from Brooklyn in 1958. Unfortunately for the Madoffed Mets, who need cash wherever they can find it, the Amazin's are not listed among the creditors.
Law firm Covington & Burling LLP ranks last on the Dodger's list of creditors, with an outstanding debt of $73,397. But, as bankruptcy proceedings unfold, it is likely lawyers will rise in the standings.