Daniel Kaplan is tweeting that the failed bidders have been invited to sit at the table with the Rangers and the federal mediator:
Breaking News: Spurned Texas Rangers bidders invited to federal mediation: more in SBD today
Craig Calcaterra has some comments on the new development:
No matter the case, having the bidders around and, more or less, on the record, would make any final disposition in the case a lot neater inasmuch no one could later complain that a low or inadequate bidder won. They'd actually have to say something official and out in the open. Ultimately, that makes for a more transparent process.
Kaplan will supposedly have an update or article up later.