Scott Kazmir

As Yankees introduce Giancarlo Stanton, Dodgers prepare for winter of financial restraint

As Yankees introduce Giancarlo Stanton, Dodgers prepare for winter of financial restraint

He strode across the stage toward his new manager and grabbed his new jersey. Giancarlo Stanton never hid his desire to be a Dodger, but childhood dreams do not involve the luxury tax. And so Stanton buttoned up the pinstripes of the New York Yankees on the first day of the winter meetings, a representation of the biggest ticket item on the market coming off the board.

“Sometimes, things just spiral out of place,” Stanton said as he stood at a podium at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, where the meetings are being held. “And you need to find a new home.”

Eager to escape a situation in Miami he described as lacking direction and stability, Stanton jolted the...

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