Los Angeles Dodgers Sale: The New Owners Speak

We were supposed to be reading about the auction process for the Los Angeles Dodgers sale right now. The three bidders were supposed to be approved by the other owners as something of a formality, then there was supposed to be an auction, and then we were supposed to know what happened by the end of the week.

But the group led by Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten got really motivated and took back a bunch of aluminum cans and glass bottles that they've been meaning to get to for a while, and, well, long story short, they completely overshot the bid that everyone was expecting. And now they're talking to the Los Angeles Times. Are the Dodgers looking to spend a lot of money?

Johnson: "Other teams are doing it. It's not just the Yankees. The Angels invested a lot of money into Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson. You see what the Tigers just did with Prince Fielder. Teams are investing. That's what you do when you put a winning team on the field. We're not going to be any different from those teams.

"Also, we would love to copy the Yankees' success. If you're saying, 'Do we want to be the Yankees?,' the answer is yes. We want to win the World Series. We do want to win."

Kasten: "You just gave Scott Boras his speech for next October!"

Pretty much. Even if the Dodgers are now owned by people who are just a bit more leveraged than they were at the start of the week, they'll still spend. And they're loudly proclaiming it, which means they'll have to spend a little more because agents are stupid. Ah, who cares? Have a glass of champagne. It's Cristal.

Latest News

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.