Found August 28, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
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Last week, the Boston Red Sox shocked the galaxy when they dumped over a quarter of a billion dollars in long-term contracts on the Los Angeles Dodgers.  It was a brash, ballsy and unprecedented move by Boston, but it was also one that could quickly allow the disappointing franchise to reboot in a big hurry.  The thing is, it almost wasn't unprecedented because the Phillies had a shot at pulling off this financial coup first.  It was only a few days into August when the Dodgers claimed Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee on trade waivers in hopes that they could work out a deal for the frontline pitcher by taking that big commitment of $87.5 million the Phillies owed Lee after the season.  However, those trade talks never went anywhere, probably because the Phillies never thought they could find someone who would've been a huge enough sucker to take on all their other bad contracts. In fact, the Phillies had almost the exact kind of package the Dodgers would've gone fo...
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