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Concerns About New Dodgers Ownership Arise, But I’m Not Seeing What’s Panic Worthy

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Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times recently wrote an article about the new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and it wasn’t exactly flattering. Mr. Walter, along with his colleague Todd Boehly, Guggenheim’s president, appear to be living out a childhood fantasy using other people’s money, some of whom may not even realize it. In addition to their ... Read More »

MLB.TV’s idiotic policy prevents Hawaii from watching nine teams on the West Coast

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I live in Hawaii. Obviously this makes it a tad difficult to either attend games or watch local broadcasts that are over 3000 miles away. Apparently though, MLB.TV cares little about that teeny tiny issue since they prevent me from watching every single Los Angeles Dodgers game live. Yes, that’s right, apparently the entire West Coast collection of MLB teams ... Read More »

Did The Dodgers Fix A Kenley Jansen Mechanical Flaw?

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Between his Spring Training appearances and his appearance on Opening Day, Kenley Jansen was bitten by the home run ball four times in ten innings. In 80.2 IP prior to Opening Day, Jansen had only given up three homers, and the homer trend was concerning enough to make the Dodgers coaching staff address a supposed mechanical flaw they found. The ... Read More »

Ned Colletti Manages To Do Less With The Most

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“Less” — the comparative effectiveness of the franchise’s free agent spending under his reign. “Most” — the production contributed by cost controlled players while he’s been in charge. —– Ned Colletti has been the GM for one of the most successful runs in Los Angeles Dodgers history, compiling at 511-460 record since the 2006 season, good for third in the ... Read More »

Are Dodgers Fans Setting Themselves Up For Disappointment With Their 2012 Expectations?

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If you hadn’t noticed already, all of us contributors over at True Blue LA recently gave our predictions for the 2012 season. As you can see, I have the Dodgers at 81-81, finishing 3rd in the division, and missing the playoffs. I explained why in a few paragraphs. Chad Moriyama While a new era in Dodgers history has begun, the ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

International Spending Needs To Be A Priority For New Los Angeles Dodgers Owners

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Baseball America recently released the list of each team’s international spending for 2011, and it should come as no shock that the Los Angeles Dodgers didn’t make a ton of noise. However, not only are they dead last, but they’re dead last by a lot. Baseball America has compiled estimates of each team’s international amateur signing bonus expenditures in 2011, ... Read More »

Patrick Soon Shiong Joins Steven Cohen, Tony La Russa Is Scary, A Favorite Emerges

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The richest man in Los Angeles, Patrick Soon Shiong, has joined up with Steven Cohen‘s Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group. Patrick Soon-Shiong, the richest man in Los Angeles, has joined the Dodgers bid group led by hedge-fund billionaire Steven Cohen. The alliance is the strongest indication yet of Cohen’s intention to present outgoing owner Frank McCourt with a final bid ... Read More »