Take Two for December 10, 2012

Will the LA Dodgers' spending spree pay off?

Detroit Tigers v Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

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Zack Greinke #23 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches aginst the Detroit Tigers in the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on September 9, 2012 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Tigers 3-2.

South Korea's starting pitcher Ryu Hyun-

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South Korea's starting pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin throws against Cuba in the first inning of the men's baseball final at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 23, 2008.


The owners of the Dodgers seem to be on a bit of a buying spree. Over the weekend, the team signed pitcher Zack Greinke to a six-year deal that will pay him $147 million.

They also reportedly spent $36 million on South Korean pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, pushing the Dodgers' payroll ahead of the New York Yankees. 

Will money buy happiness for the Dodgers and their fans? To help us answer that question we're joined by Andrew Zimbalist, who studies the economics of sports at Smith College in Massachusetts.


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