Things Don Mattingly Must Do to Turn Dodgers' Paper Champion into Real Champion

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Things Don Mattingly Must Do to Turn Dodgers' Paper Champion into Real Champion
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With the Los Angeles Dodgers already obliged to dole out a team record-$200 million-plus in 2013 payroll expenses, anything short of a World Series berth—and victory—may very well appear to be a total loss.

From the former Boston big bats to a slew of new arms on the hill, skipper Don Mattingly has been tasked with the unenviable chore of turning this paper champion into a serious contender.

With 2013 fast approaching, here are several actions Mattingly must take to effect a World Series return for the first time in 25 years.

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