There are many things to celebrate about since the beginning of the 2012 season.
1. Frank McCourt is gone!
2. The new ownership group (Guggenheim Baseball Management) bought the team for an amazing 2.15 BILLION dollars and have thus proved that, not only was it not an overpay, but it appears that GBM will be turning profits here pretty soon with the sale of the television rights projected to sell at 6-7 BILLION dollars. An amount that would pay the Dodgers up to 250 million annually, more than any other team.
3. With the projected increase in revenues, the projected payroll has taken a HUGE spike compared to dwindling years of frustration we experienced during the Frank McCourt era.
4. The projected payroll sits in the 250 million range. More than double the amount we ever saw McCourt spend. The 150 million additions came from Adrian Gonzalez (21.875), Carl Crawford (20.875), Zack Greinke (19), Josh Beckett (17), Hanley Ramirez (15.5), Yasiel Puig (3.7), Hyun-Jin Ryu (25.7 posting fee, 7 million annually), and Brandon League (5.5) plus others. Not to mention the Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier extensions.
There is much more to celebrate than just the additions to the team, payroll, and revenues. For now, lets celebrate the 10 longest home runs of the 2012 season.