February 8, 2012 |
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.
January 23, 2012 |
The Dodgers received "more than 10" opening bids for the team by Monday's deadline, according to a person familiar with the sale but not authorized to discuss it. As the bankers handling the sale evaluate the bids, prospective buyers can evaluate whether to join forces. In addition, because the bankers can waive the deadline at their discretion, new bidders could emerge. St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has explored whether to bid for the Dodgers, two people familiar with the sale process said Monday.
September 24, 2010 |
A civic leader rallied support for Frank McCourt this week, writing an op-ed letter decrying the "piling on" against a Dodgers owner active in community affairs. "Frank has made mistakes and errors," the letter read, "but he has also delivered big-time when it comes to community benefits and seems to have much more to offer in the future. " McCourt and his estranged wife, Jamie, were in mediation Friday in an effort to settle their divorce amid a highly publicized trial. Steve Soboroff, a businessman and former mayoral candidate, said he wrote the letter and solicited others to sign it. He said his efforts were not at the request of McCourt, and that city leaders should not condemn an owner who has used the Dodgers to reach out to the community.
April 27, 1991
Goltz. Stanhouse. Marriott. Thanks, Peter O'Malley. BOB SPERAW Pasadena
September 27, 1989
Peter O'Malley, president of the Dodgers, has been elected to the board of directors of the Amateur Athletic Foundation of Los Angeles.
September 19, 1992
Other teams have lousy seasons and they fire their managers. The Dodgers dwell in the cellar and Peter O'Malley fires the commissioner. FRED A. GLIENNA, South Pasadena
September 5, 1992
Wanted: Experienced puppet for prestigious position. High visibility and high pay with minimal responsibility and no authority. Send resume to: Baseball Owners Assn., c/o Peter O'Malley, Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles. JACK WALKER Pasadena
February 14, 1987
Peter O'Malley's recent refusal to negotiate with free agent Tim Raines illustrates the blatant collusion existing among major league owners. While Dodger fans continue to lead the league in attendance, Dodger ownership refuses to provide them with quality players (sporting only the league's sixth-highest payroll). Living in what I consider the sports capital of the world, Los Angeles fans deserve a Tim Raines. WILLIAM J. SMITH Port Hueneme
June 1, 1985
The Dodgers' PR and publicity department do not get enough credit for the great job they are doing, selling this bunch of misfits to the fans. Dodger Stadium is full, game after game, with Lasorda giving excuses and Campanis saying, "be patient." I think both should be traded and start fresh. Peter O'Malley is the one whose patience must be wearing thin. STEVE URBANOVICH Burbank