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The Dodgers received more than 10 bids by yesterday’s deadline

Jan 24, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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Yesterday was the deadline for those wanting to bid on the Dodgers.  It wasn’t a hard deadline — the bankers handling the sale can waive the deadline if new suitable bids reveal themselves — but more than ten interested parties got bids in yesterday.

Among the bidders are many we’ve talked about here over the past few months: groups fronted by Mark Cuban, hedge fund operator Steven Cohen, former owner Peter O’Malley, the Magic Johnson/Stan Kasten group, the Rick Caruso/Joe Torre group, the Roy Disney group and the group of former agent Dennis Gilbert.

As the Los Angeles Times notes, this is all very preliminary. Bids could go up or down and groups could still consolidate or drop out entirely. It’s a tiered procedure, and at this point the bidders are just trying to get to the next round.

Still, so many bidders suggests that there won’t be much of a problem meeting the April 30 deadline for the team being sold and Frank McCourt hitting the curb.

  1. wlschneider09 - Jan 24, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    How much did we bid?

    • trevorb06 - Jan 24, 2012 at 11:46 AM

      We managed to scrounge together $137.18, three paper clips, a wadded up tissue and a modified foam finger with the middle one raised and something terribly hard to read scrawled on it… it starts with ‘F’ and ends with ‘off McCourt’. Hmmm

      • cur68 - Jan 24, 2012 at 12:05 PM

        Did you get the bag of rancid tomatoes I shipped? As a ‘farewell salute’ to Frank as he leaves office, I felt they would be a deal clincher.

      • crisisjunky - Jan 24, 2012 at 12:14 PM

        nice offer Trev, not many of these groups are willing to match Frank’s net worth!

      • trevorb06 - Jan 24, 2012 at 1:11 PM

        I’m sorry cur, I never received it. The USPS has strict rules on the shipping of perishables so they probably got hung up somewhere. I’ll make a stop at the grocery store today for your request.

  2. koufaxmitzvah - Jan 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    My starting bid to knock out a Frank McCourt tooth is $2.

    • crisisjunky - Jan 24, 2012 at 12:18 PM

      shark teeth replenish…… 2$ a “pop”…proceeds to R.B.I.? opportunity for a true mitzvah.

      • Old Gator - Jan 24, 2012 at 12:29 PM

        I think his pointy tail would probably grow right back too. At least we can hope he develops a sandcrack in one of his hooves.

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