Dodgers Sale: Field Of Potential Dodgers Buyers Is Narrowing Down, Joe Torre Group Still In Running

Sunday, January 22 was the deadline to submit opening bids for the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reported earlier this week that the Dodgers received over 10 opening bids.

That list of bidders included Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, a group including the family of the late Roy Disney, a group including former Los Angeles Lakers superstar Magic Johnson and a group including former Dodgers manager Joe Torre.

Shaikin reported on Friday that eight of those groups had advanced to the second round of bidding. A follow-up Twitter message on Friday revealed that two of the suitors who did not advance were Cuban and former sports agent Dennis Gilbert.

The franchise is projected to be sold at anywhere between $1 billion and $1.5 billion. If the groups including Disney, Torre and Johnson are among those that still remain in the mix, that makes three very strong, very deep ties to the area attempting to take over the Southern California institution. At this point, it is likely that Dodgers fans are of the opinion that any new owner would be a vast improvement over the Frank McCourt era.

For all news and information regarding the Dodgers, please visit True Blue LA.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Los Angeles

You must be a member of SB Nation Los Angeles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Los Angeles. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Los Angeles

You must be a member of SB Nation Los Angeles to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Los Angeles. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.