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

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - He strode across the stage toward his new manager and grabbed his new jersey. Giancarlo Stanton never hid his desire to be a Los Angeles 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 in the resort in Lake Buena Vista, where the meetings

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