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Dodgers' buy threatens Giants, maybe Cain?

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08:19 AM ET 03.29 | There may be a new price tag for keeping up with the Joneses in the NL West. Since the late '90s, the Giants always seemed to set their payroll just high enough to give them hope to contend into September. From there, they either went on a playoff run or faded. ... If the Giants' philosophy remains intact, their payroll needs to skyrocket. The Dodgers' payroll is $90 million, and it's not sticking there long. It could soar beyond the Giants' $130 million faster than a Magic Johnson no-look pass or Stan Kasten wink to Matt Cain. Finishing 11 1/2 games from first place (as L.A. did last year) is fine for a scoundrel such as Frank McCourt, but it won't do for a group dropping $2.15 billion to set up shop at Chavez Ravine.

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Matt Cain, Icon Sports Matt Cain, Icon Sports
March 29, 2012  08:32 AM ET

Kershaw and Cain -- has a nice ring to it

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March 29, 2012  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Kershaw and Cain -- has a nice ring to it

+1



Kershaw and Cain, and one day of rain!

March 29, 2012  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

+1Kershaw and Cain, and one day of rain!

May the curse of Jason Schmidt be with you.

March 29, 2012  12:59 PM ET

KERSHAW- MATT CAIN- HAMELS COLE, would be the right set of a starters in the dodgers blue, and we know that the dodgers can buy anything just like the yankees!!!

March 29, 2012  03:45 PM ET

Look forward to seeing this once Great & Proud Franchise Bounce Back!

March 29, 2012  05:14 PM ET

I wonder what the second highest bid was after the $2.15 billion?

March 29, 2012  07:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Look forward to seeing this once Great & Proud Franchise Bounce Back!

The Dodgers? Here's what has to happen:
1. They win. Not likely this season.
2. They draw back the fans. After parking lot beatings and Albert Pujols going to Anaheim, that's not likely either.

By the way, what is "Great & amp"?

 
March 30, 2012  03:08 PM ET

It would be a big mistake for the giants to not lock down cain before the season.

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