As soon as that from-out-of-nowhere $1.2 billion offer for the Dodgers was reported, folks were skeptical about the motive and veracity of the bid. Add Frank McCourt to the skeptics. As Bill Shaikin reports, a recent court filing has his lawyers referring to the offer as a “publicity stunt,” saying that it was unsolicited and giving no suggestion that McCourt has responded to it in any way. To the contrary, they say he has no intention to sell the Dodgers.
On some level I suppose this is better than the inference many drew: that McCourt was somehow complicit with the guy making the offer given that having a high value tied to the team would serve his purposes in various ways. That’s a little on the conspiracy theory side of things, but nothing in the McCourt saga has played on the sensible side, so who knows?
Whatever the case, it doesn’t look like anyone is buying the Dodgers for $1.2 billion. At least not any time soon.