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Dodgers and Yankees a tale of two MLB titans

The tale of the two highest-payroll teams in baseball, the Yankees and Dodgers: similarly beset with injuries, but opposite in terms of results.

The overachieving Yankees ($228 million, according to Cot’s Contracts) have a big chunk of their payroll on the disabled list, and have used fill-ins to not only hang in, but excel to the point where one American League scout said, “Do they really want those injured guys [Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson, and Mark Teixeira] back?”

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