Found August 30, 2012 on The Baseball Page:
(PhatzRadio / USA Today) — The Los Angeles Dodgers’ free-wheeling spending spree that brought former Boston Red Sox players Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett to the team has many in baseball calling them the New York Yankees of the West. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Dodgers, managed by former Yankee Don Mattingly, initially reached out to the New York club in an attempt at scooping some of its talent, according to the New York Post. The new ownership group in Chavez Ravine, led by Mark Walter, inquired about left-hander CC Sabathia and first baseman Mark Teixeira. It appears the Bronx door was shut on that inquiry pretty quickly, which might have led to the phone call to Boston. But it would have made an interesting deal for a club that absorbed nearly a quarter of a billion dollars of the Red Sox’s payroll. And that was after getting Miami Marlins third baseman Hanley Ramirez with a cool $37 million remaining on his deal. So let’s s...
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