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How baseball's other half lives

Most teams operating in a Hot Stove neighborhood separate from the heavy hitters

Originally Published: December 10, 2010
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson won the offseason quotability award last weekend with his reaction to Jayson Werth's new $126 million contract with the Nationals. "I thought they were trying to reduce the deficit in Washington,'' Alderson said, to the laughter of many.

When it's mid-December, you run a team in baseball's biggest market and your winter meetings transaction rundown consists of D.J. Carrasco, Ronny Paulino and Boof Bonser, it pays to have a sense of humor.

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