Found April 23, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The Los Angeles Dodgers' $147 million pitcher is out with a broken collarbone, suffered in a silly on-field skirmish.  The team's best position player is hitting .235 with a .564 OPS, no home runs and six RBI.  Worst of all, the Dodgers have an 8-10 record after their first 18 games, putting them fourth in the NL West, five games out of first place. This is not the start that the Dodgers, their fans and observers throughout baseball imagined for a team that looked like MLB's new free-spending superpower.  Expectations were sky high in Chavez Ravine going into this season. The Dodgers had an opening day payroll of $216 million, second only to the New York Yankees. (The Dodgers were actually on top, until the Yankees acquired Vernon Wells and $10 million to $12 million of 2013 salary.) It's been just over a year since the Guggenheim Baseball Management group headed by Mark Walter, Stan Kasten and Magic Johnson took over ownership of the Dodgers. ...
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