It took three men and $2.15 billion to wrestle the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt, but it was money well spent. So, what should fans expect from new ownership? A lot more than last year.
2011 was a year to forget for Dodgers fans as they watched the organization crumble in front of their eyes at the hands of McCourt. However, all the suffering is over now that Magic Johnson, Stan Kasten and Mark Walter have taken control.
All three men offer a special gift to the franchise, and they will combine their powers to make the Dodgers one of LA's most successful franchises once again. Johnson, an LA icon, offers his business savvy as well as his celebrity charm. Kasten, a veteran baseball executive, offers his experience as an established sports franchise guru. Finally, Walter offers the Dodgers a relatively large bank account thanks to Guggenheim Partners.
All that combined makes this group the perfect fit and the long-awaited savior of this franchise. Here are 10 bold predictions for the Dodgers' new ownership group.