Who's the front-runner in the Dodgers' ownership sweepstakes? It is impossible to say, since not all bidders have been identified publicly and mystery billionaires could be lurking. With opening bids due Monday, here's a look at prospective bidders who have been identified publicly:
Magic Johnson/Stan Kasten: Championships in L.A.: Magic 5, Dodgers 5.
Joe Torre/Rick Caruso: They're using money from banker most trusted by Warren Buffett.
Steven Cohen/Arn Tellem: Cohen could buy Dodgers for $2 billion, still have $6 billion in net worth.
Mark Cuban: Third time's the charm? He lost in bidding for Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers.
Tom Barrack: L.A. investor's firm once owned teams in Japanese baseball, French soccer.
Ron Burkle: L.A. grocery magnate, co-owner of NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins.
Stanley Gold/Disney family: No fears of periwinkle pinstripes. This is Disney family, not Disney Co.
Peter O'Malley: Former Dodgers owner has discussed partnership with Gold/Disney bid.
Tony Ressler: L.A. investor, minority owner in Milwaukee Brewers, married to actress Jami Gertz.