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Is Joe Torre the right person to take over the Dodgers? [Poll]

January 4, 2012 |  9:33 am

Torre-poll_640Former Dodgers manager Joe Torre announced his intentions Wednesday to attempt to purchase the Dodgers as part of an investment group with Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso.

But Torre isn't the only person with ties to the Dodgers showing interest in owning the team. Former owner Peter O'Malley, with a group that includes former Dodgers general manager Fred Claire and former Dodgers batboy Ben Hwang, and another group that includes former Dodgers stars Orel Hershiser and Steve Garvey have also been mentioned as potential bidders.

Hedge-fund executive Steven Cohen's bid was one of the first submitted to Major League Baseball last week.

Other potential bidders include Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, a group featuring former Lakers star Magic Johnson and a group that includes former agent Dennis Gilbert and talk show host Larry King.

Initial bids for the team, which was put up for sale after owner Frank McCourt took it into bankruptcy, are due by Jan. 23.

So how do you think Torre stacks up against the other potential candidates (not to mention those we may not even know about yet)? Is he the right person to take over the Dodgers? Vote in the poll, then leave a comment explaining why you voted the way you did.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Joe Torre in 2010. Credit: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times

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