Big spenders, bad outcomes

Dodgers, Angels, Blue Jays repeat mistakes of the past

Updated: May 23, 2013, 4:08 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

Look at the hot-and-cold Angels. Behold the listing Dodgers, who seem about to get Don Mattingly fired if his verbal bombs don't first. And the Toronto Blue Jays? Cover your eyes. The Blue Jays' latest rebuilding strategy was to remake their club by defibrillating a significant portion of the dead-on-arrival 2012 Marlins and adding Melky Cabrera, a man whose run at the batting title was fluffed up by PED use. Now look. So far, the 2013 Toronto Marlins have been dead on arrival, too.

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