Letter To Los Angeles: You Lost This Trade … Big-Time

August 27, 2012 12:00 AM
Letter To Los Angeles: You Lost This Trade … Big-Time
BOSTON (CBS) — Dear Los Angeles,

" I know you’re busy celebrating the addition of some high-priced, big-name ballplayers, and I know just about everyone in the media is writing positive things about your team, saying your new ownership group proved it will pay whatever it costs to win, that the owners proved they are committed to winning a championship and that they’re all a bunch of winners. So I really hate to be that guy who comes in and ruins all your fun, but, well, somebody has to.

You didn’t win anything when you acquired Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford (sorry, Nick Punto, but you just don’t matter here).

In fact, you lost. And you lost badly.

I know it’s hard for you to believe that when you see the following words of praise pop up in the media:

“An extraordinary day in Dodgers history” –Los Angeles Times

“This trade today exemplifies ownership’s commitment to making the team as good as possible not only for 2012 but for many seasons to come.” –Dodgers GM Ned Colletti

“We did this for our fans. Of course we want to win now.” –Dodgers co-owner Magic Johnson

“The Dodgers stated more forcefully than ever their intentions. To win now "

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