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Dodgers' payroll is worth it

Even if the Dodgers don't win the World Series, their payroll is money well-spent

Originally Published: May 27, 2014
By Howard Bryant | ESPN The Magazine

SEVEN MONTHS AFTER they came two wins short of reaching the World Series for the first time since the Reagan administration, the Dodgers are awash in swagger. Magic Johnson & Co. spent $2 billion to buy the team in 2012 -- then spent $217 million more on players last year. Now, after losing in the NLCS to the Cardinals, their payroll is a history-making $229 million, $30 million more than the Yankees'. Much of it, of course, goes to Clayton Kershaw, who signed a record seven-year, ...

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