The Los Angeles Dodgers are for sale—kind of.
Former/current Dodgers owner Frank McCourt is selling the team for several reasons, the least dashing to to pay his ex-wife Jamie the $131 million that is her share of the team (as decided in divorce court this past October).
According to David Carter, executive director at the Sports Business Institute at the University of Southern California, “it’s a sports-business circus here, everyday you see that someone else is throwing their hat in the ring or partnering with someone.”
Whether it is an individual or a group interested in bidding on the team, they are asked to pay a $25,000 non refundable entrance fee. What do they get for that 25 grand? The team’s financial documents and a few baseballs and hats signed by the true NL MVP Matt Kemp.
Considering all the things the team has going for it (the city it is in, the people that live in said city, the money said people have and the history and marketability of the franchises logo and name), dozens of prospective owners have arisen over the past few months from across the country.
That being said, I personally hope Joe Torre and Rick Caruso emerge successful in their purchase of the team, and I wrote why several weeks ago. Here are the seven potential owners Dodger fans should least want.