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Will the LA Dodgers' spending spree pay off?

by Take Two

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. Jeff Gross/Getty Images

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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