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11 bidders for Dodgers revealed

Posted on: February 9, 2012 12:57 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

There are 11 groups that have advanced to the second round of bidding for the Dodgers, and the Los Angeles Times' Bill Shaikin has the entire list.

Here's Shaikin's list, taken from his story, with his notes on the bidders:
Magic Johnson/Stan Kasten: Could soon be joined by richest man in L.A., Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong.

Rick Caruso/Joe Torre: Not out of the running in the Soon-Shiong sweepstakes.

Steven Cohen/Arn Tellem: Cohen about to invest $20 million in Mets, able to spend 75-100 times as much on Dodgers.

Stan Kroenke: Owner of NFL's St. Louis Rams could move L.A.'s football team back home.

Peter O'Malley: Former Dodgers owner backed by South Korean conglomerate E-Land.

Tony Ressler: Minority owner of Brewers has discussed partnership with O'Malley.

Leo Hindery/Tom Barrack: New York media executive has teamed with L.A. real estate investor and sportsman.

Stanley Gold/Disney family: That's the family of the late Roy Disney, Walt's nephew.

Jared Kushner: Publisher of New York Observer, son-in-law of Donald Trump.

Michael Heisley: Owner of NBA's Memphis Grizzlies hired Jerry West to run his team.

Alan Casden: USC Board of Trustees includes Dodgers bidders Casden, Caruso, Gold.
Shainkin writes that late bidders could still enter the field, but it appears to be set among this 11. Heisley, the owner of the Memphis Grizzlies also bid on the Cubs and the Minnesota Vikings of the NFL. The 75-year-old Chicago resident has said he'd be willing to sell the Grizzlies to a Memphis-based owner, but nobody has taken him up on it.

Shaikin has been the authority on the entire McCourt story and has just done amazing work. If you have the least bit of interest in the Dodgers' bidding and McCourt mess, he's a must-follow on the internet and on Twitter (@BillShaikin). I'm in awe of the work he's done on this story, as he's been ahead of the curve every step of the way and done some amazing reporting on the dollars, cents and sense of the entire story.

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Comments

Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: February 11, 2012 6:05 pm
 

11 bidders for Dodgers revealed

I still believe that MLB wants Joe Torre to be the face of the Dodgers.  They have a lot of work to do in rebuilding the franchise after McCourt.


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Since: Feb 9, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 9:12 pm
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Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 6:19 pm
 

11 bidders for Dodgers revealed

Oh sidewinder, the only thing stupider than your made up story would be you. 



Since: Feb 9, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 4:59 pm
 

11 bidders for Dodgers revealed

Hahahha
 



Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 4:18 pm
 

11 bidders for Dodgers revealed

It too bad that McCourt will profit from this whole thing...He should be shown the door with a swift kick...Hopefully who ever ends up "winning" the bid will put some money into the stadium it needs upgrades badly...way out dated compared to other stadiums. I think the Caruso/Torre group would be good at least they would have someone with a good baseball perdigree.



Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: February 9, 2012 4:16 pm
 

11 bidders for Dodgers revealed

We need some Magic in LA.........nuf said.



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: February 9, 2012 3:51 pm
 

11 bidders for Dodgers revealed

From what I understand the 2 New York bidders are joining forces.  They have secret plans to move the team back to Brooklyn after the deal is complete.



Since: May 7, 2009
Posted on: February 9, 2012 2:33 pm
 

11 bidders for Dodgers revealed

No cash; no assets; no experience; no conntections to basaball.  All PR.



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:48 pm
 

11 bidders for Dodgers revealed

I would hope that the Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten group would be the one selected to be the new owners of the Dodgers. I would also hope that the friendship between Magic Johnson and the richest man in L.A., Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong would join this group.

Magic sold his shares in the Lakers to this doctor, therefore I hope he would join Magic in this venture. It would be sufficient collateral that might push this group over the top.

He is also friends with members of another group that is still in the bidding process.


“ONE MAN’S OPINION”





Since: Feb 9, 2012
Posted on: February 9, 2012 1:23 pm
 

11 bidders for Dodgers revealed

What about Josh Macciello...I love this guy's passion and fan interaction and besides he has the cash.


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