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Stan Kasten To Join Magic Johnson In Bid To Purchase Los Angeles Dodgers

You knew former Washington Nationals president Stan Kasten was not going to be out of the game for long after leaving his position with Washington in 2010. He's apparently joining Los Angeles Lakers star Magic Johnson in a bid to purchase the Dodgers, according to Johnson himself.

Thrilled to announce that I've partnered w/ Mark Walter & Stan Kasten to form Guggenheim Baseball Mgmt in pursuit of purchasing the Dodgers!

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post has more on what he described as "an open secret" that Kasten would work to buy the Dodgers. Kilgore reports that the price to buy the Dodgers could approach $1 billion, but that's not going to deter Johnson, Kasten and Walter. Kasten's role with the Nationals has never officially been filled, but general manager Mike Rizzo has picked up many of the duties Kasten once filled.

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