Quick fixes failed for SoCal teams

Dodgers and Angels have little to show for lavish spending. What will change?

Updated: October 4, 2012, 1:51 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- This is Southern California, the pop-culture and entertainment capital of the world, so you have to have stars to make it big, right? That's great, as long as you make "The Avengers" and not "Pluto Nash."

The two Southern California baseball teams spent lavishly -- some would say recklessly -- over the past 10 months to land teams worthy of reaching the World Series and brands capable of capturing the public imagination. How did that work out for them?

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