Tag Archives: Los Angeles Dodgers

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 »

Los Angeles Dodgers 2012 Season Preview: Catcher

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When the list of Hall Of Fame catchers in Los Angeles Dodgers history is taken into consideration – Roy Campanella & Mike Piazza (not to mention the good showings of Russell Martin & Paul LoDuca) – the recent state of the backstop position in Los Angeles becomes even more depressing. The future in Carlos Santana gets shipped out, a declining ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: 9 Players Cut + Josh Fields Going To Make The Team

The Los Angeles Dodgers made their first cuts of Spring Training today (pretty sure it’s the first), as the team sent down nine players. Chris Withrow, Scott Van Slyke, Alex Castellanos, John Wall, Stephen Fife, Michael Antonini, and Alfredo Silverio were optioned to minor league camp, while Russ Mitchell and Shane Lindsay, both non-roster invitees to camp, were reassigned to ... Read More »

Stanley Gold & Disney Family group out as well, reducing remaining bidders to four

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Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Stanley Gold/Disney Family ownership group is out of the Los Angeles Dodgers bidding process, reducing the remaining bidders to four. Major League Baseball is expected to reject two bid groups — one led by Shamrock Holdings chief Stanley Gold and the family of the late Roy Disney, the other led ... Read More »

Leo Hindery out of Los Angeles Dodgers ownership bidding process, according to Forbes

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After yesterday’s news that Alan Casden was out of the ownership bidding war, Mike Ozanian of Forbes revealed that Leo Hindery was eliminated as well. A person familiar with the meetings held today between the seven groups remaining in the bidding for Frank McCourt’s Dodgers and Major League Baseball said the league’s owners were impressed with offers from the following ... Read More »

Alan Casden is out, but Steven Cohen, Stan Kroenke, and Magic Johnson lead the way

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Alan Casden will not be the next owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, as he had his ownership bid rejected by Major League Baseball. Casden, a Beverly Hills real estate developer, was not invited to Monday’s meetings between Dodgers bidders and two committees of major league owners. The six bidding groups at the meetings: hedge-fund billionaire Steven Cohen and longtime ... Read More »

Kenley Jansen has heart palpitations but cleared by doctors to resume activity

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Scary stuff. Dodgers reliever Kenley Jansen received medical clearance to resume all baseball activity Friday after suffering a recurrence of heart palpitations Thursday night. Jansen was seen by Dr. John Monroe Friday morning and rejoined the club during workouts to play catch. “It was just going fast, it wasn’t irregular,” Jansen said after joining teammates for the end of workouts. ... Read More »

Los Angeles Dodgers Spring Training Notes: Players Signed, Jared Kushner Out, Team Overvalued

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Jared Kushner has withdrawn from the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership sweepstakes, leaving seven candidates left. Kushner, the owner and publisher of the New York Observer and son-in-law of Donald Trump, submitted a bid with a financial structure Major League Baseball declined to approve, according to a person familiar with the sale process but not authorized to discuss it. Kushner was ... Read More »

And then there were eight…after there were seven…or something

Two individuals who were previously ousted from the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership bidding process have joined forces and entered the fray yet again. Memphis Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley and Los Angeles investor Tony Ressler have joined forces and re-entered the bidding for the Dodgers, a person familiar with the sale process said Monday. Ressler, a minority investor in the Milwaukee ... Read More »