“From the floor wanting in, the Dodgers have been a effervescent cauldron of character, experience and moods, with the occasional dollop of jealousy. In The Best Team Money Can Buy, it's as if Molly Knight ushers you behind the closed clubhouse doorways to see it on your self.” —Buster Olney, ESPN
Info-making, inside revelations in regards to the tumultuous years when the Los Angeles Dodgers have been remade from prime to bottom—from the possession of the employees to administration to the gamers on the sector—turning into in all probability probably the most talked-about and most vibrant employees in baseball.
In 2012 the Los Angeles Dodgers have been bought out of chapter within the costliest sale in sports activities actions historic previous. Los Angeles icon Magic Johnson and his companions hoped to put collectively a workforce worthy of Hollywood: persistently entertaining. By most accounts they’ve succeeded, if not all of the time in the easiest way they might have imagined.
Now Molly Knight tells the story of the Dodgers’ 2013 and 2014 seasons with detailed, beforehand unreported revelations. She shares a behind-the-scenes account of the astonishing sale of the Dodgers, and why the employees was not overpriced, as well as to what the Dodgers really knew prematurely about rookie phenom and Cuban defector Yasiel Puig and the best way they and teammates handled him all through his first two roller-coaster seasons. We learn how shut supervisor Don Mattingly was to dropping his job in the middle of the 2013 season—and the best way the group turned throughout the season in in all probability probably the most distinctive fifty-game stretch (forty two-eight) of any workforce since World Battle II, sooner than dropping inside the NLCS. Knight moreover provides a unusual glimpse into the infighting and mistrust that derailed the group in 2014, and resulted in ridding the roster of inauspicious personalities and the hiring of a new entrance office.
Knight moreover reveals new particulars behind the blockbuster commerce with the Pink Sox. She paints an intimate portrait of star pitcher Clayton Kershaw, perhaps top-of-the-line pitcher inside the game proper now, along with particulars in regards to the report contract provide he turned down sooner than accepting the richest contract any pitcher ever signed.
Thrilling, surprising, and filled with juicy particulars, Molly Knight’s account is a ought to-study for baseball followers and anyone who wants the inside story of in the mean time’s Los Angeles Dodgers.