Featured here is a 2003 Team Topps Legends autographed card of Steve Garvey in my collection.
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"The expectation is you have to win. That's just the way it is. You could fight it. You could try to defuse it. But I don't think there's any defusing this bomb, no matter what we do. We just might as well look at that and take it head on right away. We're supposed to win. There it is. If we lose, we're failures."
The Red Sox will make identical payments of $3.9 million in 2013, 2014 and 2015 as part of the cash component of the trade.
It appears as if the team’s owners, Mark Walter, Stan Kasten, Magic Johnson, and Peter Guber, who used over $1 billion from insurance companies owned or controlled by Guggenheim Partners to buy the Dodgers, cannot get a more cash-friendly television deal, new sources of of capital may be required.
The trade of Mike Piazza changed the history of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
It changed the history because it was the first time the Dodgers had made a trade without the general manager—the man in charge of baseball operations—being involved in a trade. It was a trade made by a Fox television executive for television reasons. Let that one soak in. The Dodgers make a major trade for reasons other than baseball reasons.