Here is a rundown of how the past 12 months helped form what could be a very interesting next 12 months for Dodgers fans.
A group represented by Magic Johnson purchases the Dodgers for more than $2 billion.
January: The Dodgers go up for auction and many high profile names emerge as potential owners. Mark Cuban, former Dodgers owner Peter O’Malley, and Lakers great Magic Johnson are all mentioned. It becomes a felony to utter the name McCourt in public. Meanwhile, the Dodgers are caught up in what could become nasty contract talks with three key players, Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw, first baseman James Loney, and All-Star outfielder Andre Ethier. The Dodgers eventually sign Loney and Ethier to one year deals and secure Kershaw to a three year contract worth $19 million.
February: Spring training opens under a bit of a cloud. The bankruptcy dealings continue to dominate the headlines. While the Angels are having no trouble selling tickets, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti is busy explain...