The LA Dodgers are The Next Pupil of The Evil Empire Philosophy by: Sam Goldman
The New York Yankees have historically dominated their respective sport. Consistent spending sprees have given them a bad reputation. The philosophy is no longer effective thanks to the emergence of small market teams. Magic Johnson's ownership group has decided to rekindle the ways of the evil empire.
Despite bringing in legendary coach Joe Torre, L.A. took on the role of a small market team. Minimal playoff results were generated from this philosophy. Investing large sums of money became the LA Dodgers new game plan.
During the high point the Yankees were able to obtain a record 27 titles. A-Roid is one of the multiple veterans on New York’s roster thriving on an overpriced contract. A return to the player development farm system philosophy appears to be the only route of the mess. Using the ways of the evil empire the Dodgers have invested large amounts of money in multiple areas.
Magic Johnson’s ownership purchased the Dodgers for a sports record 2 billion dollars according to ESPN. A major blockbuster trade with the Boston Red Sox resulted in LA picking up more than a quarter of a billion dollars in salaries according to the LA times. The Yankees also became infamous for blockbuster trades. Similar to the Founder of the Evil Empire the LA Dodgers will experience success before crashing and burning.