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February 21, 2009

The Dodgers could have added Bobby Abreu and Adam Dunn to the 2009 roster for $15 million with the potential to produce 60 homers and 200 RBIs and had $10 million left to spend on pitching. Instead, they're trying to sign Manny Ramirez for $25 million, who has the potential for 35 homers and 120 RBIs, and leaving the team with no extra cash to fill pitching holes on the roster.

The economics of baseball just don't add up.

Brian Greene



I am amused by the Dodgers' response to the possibility of lowering ticket prices for spring training games (currently $18-$100). "Fans can still sit on the grass behind the outfield fences for $8-$10."

What's next? "If fans can no longer afford Dodger Dogs, let them chew gum."

Chuck Brauer


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