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 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.