There were plenty of mouths left agape, plenty criticizing the record price Guggenheim Baseball Management paid to purchase the Dodgers.
There was also this: Things went exactly according to Guggeheim’s plan.
Guggenheim paid a stunning $2.15 billion for the Dodgers, a bid that more than doubled the previous price for a major league team.
But Chairman Mark Walter tells "60 Minutes Sports" the plan was to make their best bid first, figuring others in the auction would not.
“We came up with what we thought it was worth and, you know, made our best bid so we had the best chance to get it,” Walter said.