Billionaire Tom Golisano, the former owner of the Buffalo Sabres hockey team, says he has the financial resources that would make him an attractive candidate. But he's not local, and after the McCourt fiasco there's sure to be special consideration to bidders who have an L.A. connection. That, and the highest price. From the WSJ:
The biggest problem for Mr. Golisano is the growing public campaign, especially in the media, to ensure that the baseball team's new owner is an "Angeleno." While he suggested he might move to Los Angeles if he became the team's owner, he has never attended a game at Dodger Stadium and is a lifelong New York Yankees fan. His outsider status could count against him when competing against local bidders with roots and connections in the city, especially after the city's experience with Mr. McCourt, a Boston developer who moved to Los Angeles after acquiring the Dodgers in 2004.
Earlier this week, the LAT reported that another potential bidder, Chicago White Sox executive Dennis Gilbert, had lined up two L.A.-based financial backers. Clearly, other names will emerge.