Can you imagine what it must feel like to be a Dodgers fan? What a sense of euphoria!
The L.A. team takes on more than a quarter billion dollars in salary -- in one trade.
They're on the hook for $260 million for those four superstar players they got from the Red Sox.
The numbers are mindboggling.
Here we sit in KC, and we've got an owner that doesn't want to invest $10 million in a top-notch starting pitcher.
David Glass keeps telling us no one wants to win more than he -- and that is total B.S.
If he really wanted it that badly, he could take a page from Magic Johnson and the other owners of the Dodgers.
We're not expecting Glass to go off half-cocked and spend $260 million on four players, but we do expect him to pony up and put the money where his mouth is to make the Royals competitive.
Consider this: Glass is spending $65 million this year. The Dodgers are committed to $89 million for five players in 2017.
Five years down the road, L.A. is in for $89 million. That’s more than the opening day payrolls of half the teams in baseball this year.
I know this sounds like a pipe dream, but it’s real in Tinsel Town. It’s also a fresh reminder of what can be done when you want something bad enough.
Glass is realizing the $30-million-a-year profit since he bought this team has produced only one winning season in the 12 years under his ownership.
I've got a paragraph here I want to share with you of comments made by the Dodgers GM.
Ned colletti, writes:
"It's always about winning, no matter what city you're in, and if you can win with a star presence -- so much the better."
In other words, if you want to dance, you've got to pay the fiddler.
That's what Glass is not willing to do -- and that’s why the Royals will never win under his ownership.
He's got to go!
That’s Jack's Smack.
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