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Seventh Inning Dodgers Ownership Stretch Adds Joe Torre, Rick Caruso

As first tipped by New York Times columnist Richard Sandomir, there’s another group jumping into the Frank McCourt bankruptcy sweepstakes. And it’s a good one.

Former Dodgers manager Joe Torre has left his MLB executive position to join a bid led by The Grove and Americana on Brand developer Rick Caruso, in what would be a tremendous bit of local-karma competition for Magic Johnson‘s planned bid. There’s also another key person involved. Per Bill Shaikin‘s LA Times blog item this morning:

The investment banker working with Caruso and Torre is Byron Trott of BDT Capital in Chicago, described in this London Evening Standard article as the only banker Warren Buffett trusts.

Shaikin later tweeted that Don Mattingly should hope that Torre’s is the winning bid, because it is Mattingly’s best chance to keep the Dodgerrs manager job. And just imagine what Caruso could do with the retail and restaurant redevelopment of Chavez Ravine.

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