Also still in the mix, according to a source with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity, are:
• St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke
• real-estate developer Alan Casden
• New York Observer publisher, real-estate mogul and Donald Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner
• a group headed by Shamrock Holdings president and CEO Stanley Gold and the family of the late Roy Disney
• a group headed by hedge-fund manager and SAC Capital Advisors founder Steven Cohen, which also includes longtime sports agent Arn Tellem
• a group headed by former YES Network chairman and chief executive Leo Hindery and Colony Capital chairman Tom Barrack.
Those seven entities, including each member of each group, will continue to be scrutinized by an on-going vetting process being conducted by Major League Baseball. Those candidates who remain at the end of that process will be submitted to baseball’s ownership committee, then to the executive council, and finally, to the full ownership of the 29 other clubs. The ownership committee and executive council will either recommend or reject bidders—with outgoing Dodgers owner Frank McCourt free to take any rejection to a mediator if he disagrees—and any bidder who survives all the way to the vote of the full ownership must then receive a three-fourths approval (at least 23 teams).