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Sad, But True: Mets Look Pretty Good

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Unless you're one of those people who get bitterly outraged when sports teams spend money on players rather than taking it as profit, you have to love the Los Angeles Dodgers. Before they started burning cash like an incredibly drunk young man who just came into an incredibly large inheritance, all discussion of ruthless spending in American sports was bounded by the boring old Yankees. The rise of the Dodgers marks our entrance onto the global stage, with a team just as ridiculous as Europe's gaudiest soccer clubs.

 

You don't have to love the Mets, and right now almost no one does. Whether it's because they're miserly or destitute, or some unfortunate combination of the two, they're as fun as a salted turnip.

This year, the Dodgers picked up Carl...

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