Author Topic: WP: Nats MASN deal renegotations will have a huge impact  (Read 103254 times)

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MLB set the price at $450 million, so all bids were for the same amount, certainly they could have gotten more for the team in a bidding war, but they wanted to pick the ownership group based on financial stability and conservative nature.

Exactly; they accepted bids from eight ownership groups at the set price and then winnowed down the groups and eventually encouraged the Kasten/Lerner mating ritual/merger.  During the process, some groups let it leak that they were willing to bid more in hopes of getting good press and local support, but Bud followed his self-styled process to a tee.