Originally posted on Nationals Enquirer  |  Last updated 12/9/12
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Stan Kasten's post-Lerner spending binge continues: Zack Greinke will sign a 6-year, $147 Million deal with Kasten's LA Dodgers. According to the LA Times, when the Greinke deal becomes official the Dodgers will have more than $220 million in salary commitments on the books for the 2013 season. And that's not including the freshly-inked, 6-year, $36 million deal for Korean lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu. Here's the kicker: Amazingly, the sum total of the 2007-2010 Washington Nationals Opening Day payrolls under Kasten's "watch", when he was walking around disgruntled because he wasn't allowed to spend Ted Lerner's money: $213,061,500 (2007: $37,347,500 + 2008: $54,961,000 + 2009, $59,328,000 + 2010, $61,425,000). And so the Opening Day payroll for the 2013 LA Dodgers will be at least $7 million more than the combined Opening Day payrolls of the 2007-2010 Washington Nationals under Stan Kasten. Don't forget: one of the reasons for Kasten's departure from the Nats at the end of the 201...
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