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Los Angeles Dodgers break New York Yankees’ 15-year streak as biggest spenders in baseball


This will do little to quiet the hype surrounding the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 2014 Major League Baseball season approaches.

For the first time in 15 years the New York Yankees do not have the biggest payroll in Major League Baseball. That designation has officially been handed off to the new evil empire of the west, or whatever clever name you want to call the Dodgers.

From the Associated Press:

Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball’s payroll perch, part of an offseason spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time.

The Dodgers are ending the Yankees’ 15-year streak as baseball’s biggest spenders and as of Tuesday had a projected payroll of $235 million, according to study of all major league contracts by The Associated Press.”

For over a year now, one question has haunted me: why did the Dodgers sign relief pitcher Brandon League to a three-year, $22 million deal? I have never been able to arrive at a reasonable answer…until now.

They did it to beat the Yankees out to be the biggest spenders in all of baseball. It all makes sense now.

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