The Los Angeles Dodgers have been in a state of financial distress for some time now. In fact, ever since current (and possibly soon-to-be former) owner Frank McCourt took over, we've seen one of baseball's proudest franchises be forced to take out loans from future television rights just to pay the bills.
Now, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times, the team is unable to pay it's payroll for the second half of the month of May.
After McCourt's $30 million loan from Fox was shot down, the owner found himself short on the funds needed to pay the bills this month.
While it's likely that baseball will step in and pay for McCourt (while seizing the team in the process), it does beg the question: who in Chavez Ravine actually deserves a paycheck?
After all, the team's offense and pitching have both hit major rough patches this season, and quite a few of them have yet to live up to their contracts this season. But, out of all the underperforming players, who is least deserving of that big check?
Here are five of the most likely candidates.