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Stan Kroenke A Front Runner In Bidding For LA Dodgers, Per Jim Bowden

EARTH CITY, MO - JANUARY 17: St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke addresses the media during a press conference at the Russell Training Center on January 17, 2012 in Earth City, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
EARTH CITY, MO - JANUARY 17: St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke addresses the media during a press conference at the Russell Training Center on January 17, 2012 in Earth City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke added a little fuel to fires of speculation about the team's future in St. Louis with the news that he was bidding on the Los Angeles Dodgers. The baseball world now seems to be keying in on Kroenke. Jim Bowden, former Washington Nationals general manager and current Major League Baseball analyst for ESPN, said on Wednesday via Twitter that Kroenke is the "front runner" in the bidding for the Dodgers.

Bowden's reasoning for why Kroenke may be the front runner is just as interesting.

Front runner for new Dodger owner is Stan Kroenke because of opportunity to also move NFL Rams back to LA & McCourt opp to be involved there

And there it is, the possibility of building an NFL stadium in Chavez Ravine. We wondered about that possibility all along, delving into it here.

McCourt, who will be selecting the winning bidder, is hanging onto the land around Dodger Stadium, parking lots and all. A developer/bidder could bring him into a stadium development project, a sure fire way to regain his wealth following a bitter, costly divorce.

Owning a stadium outright is going to make Stan Kroenke far more money than keeping the revenue generated from the additional suites and club seats in the CVC's proposal for the Ed Jones Dome. Especially when you start adding in the revenue from an MLB team playing in the same facility.