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Published October 3, 2012
ROOM TO GROW: Walter said that the Dodgers franchise “still has the financial wherewithal to make significant acquisitions over the winter.” Walter: "If it's there and if it's right for us." He added that the Dodgers “wouldn't be careless with their money.” Walter said that while the luxury tax “will figure into the Dodgers' thinking at some point, that time hasn't come yet.” In L.A., Dylan Hernandez noted the Dodgers “added more than" $400M in player contracts this season, and the team's payroll is “projected to exceed" $200M next season." Any amount the club spends over $178M "would be taxed at 17.5%” (L.A. TIMES, 10/3).