Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
That's what sucks worst about this - it proves that there really is no end to the amount of money that Moreno can spend...and by God he's going to spend it. Trout will stay in Anaheim. Even if he doesn't, Anaheim will drive the price up to a point where there are only a couple of teams (notably NY and maybe a wild card like Chicago or Philly) that can compete at that price point.
Add in $6 billion for the Dodgers and its going to be hard to much harder to compete against that money. They can throw $200-$300 million at a player and if it doesn't pan out, so what. We got more cash to correct that mistake.
We cant make a mistake like that without hurting our future. It will hurt other clubs worse than us but since do we care that much about that part.
I've been saying since the Cubs got their big cable contract that the big equalizer in the playoffs is quality pitching. If you can get quality young pitching that you control at a reasonable rate. You can compete with the Dodgers/Angles/Yankees with their billion $ cable contracts.
And we got that in the pipeline this year and next making it to the big show. No rebuilding years for us.