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Dodgers make signing of Brett Anderson official
Dodgers make signing of Brett Anderson official

The Dodgers could afford Max Scherzer or James Shields. No one is claiming otherwise. They will pay $88 million in salary next season to six starting pitchers — one of whom, Dan Haren, will pitch for another team. They will pay $30 million to Clayton Kershaw and $23 million to Zack Greinke, and signing Scherzer or Shields as a free agent could have given them three aces in a similar price range. Instead, the Dodgers filled their rotation vacancies by splitting the money between Brandon McCarthy and Brett Anderson, who will receive a combined $21 million next season. "I don't think our intention ever was to sign one guy and punt on the fifth spot," General Manager...

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