Author Archives: Chad Moriyama

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Magic Johnson’s group won the Dodgers by basically making it rain cash on Frank McCourt

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Matthew Futterman (tee hee) of the Wall Street Journal has details on Magic Johnson‘s group’s winning bid on the Los Angeles Dodgers. With a bid of $2.15 billion, including the surrounding land, Mr. Johnson, controlling partner Mark Walter and partners Peter Guber, Stan Kasten, Bobby Patton and Todd Boehly beat out a group of some of the wealthiest businessmen in ... Read More »

Magic Johnson’s group wins the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership auction for $2 billion

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Ken Gurnick of MLB.com says so. The Dodgers have reached an agreement to be sold to Magic Johnson’s bidding group, according to a baseball source. See http://dodgers.com. Dennis Berman of the Wall Street Journal says it’s for $2 billion. Breaking from WSJ: Magic Johnson-led group buys LA Dodgers for $2 billion, shattering all previous prices paid for sports franchises. The ... Read More »

Bryan Munoz, 16, signed by Los Angeles Dodgers + Videos

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Bryan Munoz, a 16-year-old right-handed pitching prospect out of the Dominican Republic, has been signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers, missing in action on the international bonus scene in recent years, have agreed to sign 16-year-old right-handed pitcher Bryan Munoz from the Dominican Republic for a reported $300,000 bonus, pending a physical exam. The agreement was reached last ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: Lilly Iffy, Sellers 60%, Hawksworth Setback

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com has a bunch of injury news for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dodgers pitcher Ted Lilly’s recurring stiff neck is more serious than originally believed and his status for the first series of the regular season is uncertain. It begins. Nate Eovaldi time? In other injury news, infielder Justin Sellers is “60 percent” healed from a skin ... Read More »

Dodgers ownership candidates down to 3 + MLB, Fox Sports, Jamie McCourt object

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The amount of bidders in the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership saga was recently cut to three, setting up a showdown that is set to be resolved on April 1st. The three finalists: a group led by hedge-fund billionaire Steven Cohen and Los Angeles billionaire and philanthropist Patrick Soon-Shiong; a group led by Magic Johnson and veteran baseball executive Stan Kasten; ... Read More »

Troncoso designated for Belisario, Lindblom competes for final spot, Hairston worries Mattingly

Ramon Troncoso was released by the Los Angeles Dodgers to make room for Ronald Belisario, who has to serve his suspension while on the 40-man roster. The Dodgers are off on Thursday, but they did make one roster move. Ronald Belisario, who was on the restricted list all of last season, was reinstated, and to make room on the 40-man ... Read More »

Tsuyoshi Nishioka Sucks, Is Asian, Tom Powers Makes Fun Of Him With Haiku LOLOL

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Tom Powers, who apparently has a history of being an idiot, decided to make recently demoted Tsuyoshi Nishioka his punching bag recently. Of course, that would be completely fine, as Nishioka’s been a terrible player for the Minnesota Twins thus far and deserves to be criticized. However, what irked me was the direction in which Powers took the criticism. Nishioka ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers ownership bidders want the parking lots, according to Forbes

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Mike Ozanian of Forbes brings the potentially awesome news that the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership bidders want the parking lots as part of the deal. The five remaining groups bidding for Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers want the roughly 130 acres of land Dodger Stadium’s parking lots sit on to be included with their current offers for the team. ... Read More »

Comment Of The Day: The Dodgers Had A Far Better Roster Than The Diamondbacks

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Decided to start this “feature” because sometimes I do unfortunately stumble into the comment sections at mainstream media sports sites and it’s truly amazing what I find there. You can say it’s picking low hanging fruit, and it is, but I don’t give a shit because it’s hilarious to me. Anyway, today’s gem, which you can see above, comes to ... Read More »