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Dodgers set to sink $250M on Greinke AND Sanchez

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08:07 AM ET 12.06 | Many expect the Dodgers to keep on spending this offseason, beginning with Zack Greinke. The Dodgers, sources say, also could add arguably the second-most attractive free-agent pitcher, righty Anibal Sanchez, in a dual investment that could approach $250 million. At the moment, the Dodgers also are negotiating with another starter, Korean lefty Ryu Hyun-Jin. The deadline to sign him is Sunday. If the Dodgers fail to complete a deal, they will not pay a $25.7 million posting fee to his Korean team. That would be $25.7 million more for the Dodgers to redirect to free-agent starters, or perhaps an expensive pitcher whom they might acquire in a trade. The Dodgers, sources say, have talked to [the Mets] about NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.

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December 6, 2012  08:12 AM ET

Mattingly is already on the hot seat in L.A.

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December 6, 2012  09:15 AM ET

The Dodgers are acting like they are back in the 60's and 70's trying to buy championships like the Yankees did.

December 6, 2012  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Dodgers are acting like they are back in the 60's and 70's trying to buy championships like the Yankees did.

toad you must be mistaken. The 60's and 70's were kind of lean times compared to late 90's early 2000's. That's when the spending frenzy came about.

December 6, 2012  09:38 AM ET
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toad you must be mistaken. The 60's and 70's were kind of lean times compared to late 90's early 2000's. That's when the spending frenzy came about.

srsly. Free agency didn't start until the 70s.

December 6, 2012  09:40 AM ET
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srsly. Free agency didn't start until the 70s.

"Facts are the enemy of truth"







<flips quarter to Cervantes>

December 6, 2012  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Mattingly is already on the hot seat in L.A.

Why is that???

December 6, 2012  09:46 AM ET

The Dodgers are signing Sanchez? I guess the Jets figured a way out of their QB mess.

December 6, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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The Dodgers are signing Sanchez? I guess the Jets figured a way out of their QB mess.

Nice!

December 6, 2012  10:09 AM ET
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Why is that???

The Dodgers spent a lot of money last year acquiring Gonzalez, Beckett, Ramirez, etc. and didn't make the playoffs. Now it looks like they are on the cusp of dropping another $250 mil on Greinke and Anibal Sanchez.

With all that money spent, the expectations next year will be extremely high. I am tongue-in-cheek speculating that they will underperform because acquiring a collection of expensive players backfires on teams more often than not.

December 6, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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The Dodgers are acting like they are back in the 60's and 70's trying to buy championships like the Yankees did.

The Yankees actually got most of their core players from the 1970's via trade- Randolph, Dent, Nettles, Chambliss, Tidrow, Rivers, Piniella, Blair, Lyle- ALL BY TRADES!!! Cashman, take note! Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter and Goose Gossage were signed via free agency.

December 6, 2012  10:22 AM ET
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srsly. Free agency didn't start until the 70s.

The firsy key guys in the first years of free agency-1976-77- were mostly A's castoffs- Catfish Hunter (Yankees), Reggie Jackson (Yankees), Rollie Fingers (Padres), Joe Rudi (Angels), etc.

December 6, 2012  10:52 AM ET

Obviously out to buy the World Series and buy every marquee player in the market. although they did snub Brian Wilson.

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December 6, 2012  11:34 AM ET

the lefty ryu should sign with the halos as a compensation for greinke,,, or should the halos fall back and remain silent??

December 6, 2012  11:37 AM ET
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Why is that???

if matingly its unable to bring a championship to the dodgers franchise, the first one to be fire would be the manager, best players top roster in quality the dodgers manager and GM should be ashame of themselves plain and simple,,,

December 6, 2012  11:39 AM ET
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The Dodgers are acting like they are back in the 60's and 70's trying to buy championships like the Yankees did.

dodgers haven't wise enough, when they are spending money like crazy, all this comfuse business would ended as the worse wrecking team in the history,,

December 6, 2012  02:17 PM ET

The Yankees spent $2 billion on payroll in the past ten years to win one World Series. Even they are cutting back in the face of new penalties for exceeding the cap.

It would real amusing if the cable systems refused to carry whatever sucker wins the bidding rights for the Dodgers TV rights. Or at least if they put it on a higher tier, instead of soaking each subscriber for a buck a month.

I love the way the deal for TV rights has escalated in one year from a supposed windfall of $2 billion to $6 billion. Imagine the look on the face of Dodgers owners if no one bids?

December 6, 2012  02:26 PM ET
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The Yankees spent $2 billion on payroll in the past ten years to win one World Series. Even they are cutting back in the face of new penalties for exceeding the cap. It would real amusing if the cable systems refused to carry whatever sucker wins the bidding rights for the Dodgers TV rights. Or at least if they put it on a higher tier, instead of soaking each subscriber for a buck a month. I love the way the deal for TV rights has escalated in one year from a supposed windfall of $2 billion to $6 billion. Imagine the look on the face of Dodgers owners if no one bids?

...and in those same 10 years, how much money have the Yankees made? A LOT more than $2 billion..at least they compete to win it all.

 
December 6, 2012  02:58 PM ET

Dings are looking good in LA Bro!!!

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