Thursday, February 09, 2012

And Then There Were Eleven

From "11 bidders remain in running to buy Dodgers" by Bill Shaikin at the LA Times:

The bidding on the Dodgers has moved into the second round, with 11 parties cleared to advance in the process. With various bid groups discussing mergers and/or trying to acquire additional financing, and with the investment bank handling the sale receptive to substantial offers even at this late date, the list below is subject to change.

The lineup of Dodgers bidders, as of Wednesday:

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 15-20 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.


Dusty Baker's Toothpick said...

Speaking of potential owners...

Is anyone here interested in joining a fantasy H2H mixed league? We have one open spot. Entry is $25, and all we ask is that you stay active for the entire season, even if your team is mathemagically eliminated from playoffs, cuz it's H2H, and you can play spoiler.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Can I pay in Nomo credits?

Hideo Nomo said...

There are no mo credits.

spank said...

i just lost sight in my third eye...oh wait that's not an eye it's a cocktail olive.