For comparison’s sake, the three Dodgers outfielders on the trade market combined for a 5.4 WAR (Crawford 2.9, Ethier 2.9, Kemp -0.4) while earning a combined $53.5 million. Kemp, who appeared in only 73 games, recently underwent surgery on his left ankle. His value obviously is down. But some rival officials say the Dodgers are more eager to move him than Ethier or Crawford.
Not that any of it will be easy. Kemp is owed $128 million over the next six years, Crawford $81.5 million over the next four, Ethier $69 million over the next four.
“None of those contracts can be moved without (the Dodgers) taking on salary,” one rival exec announced.
Which player is the most desirable?
“None,” the exec said.
The thing of it is that the Dodgers are swimming in money so this won’t prevent them from doing whatever they want to get back to the postseason in 2014.
That’s pure insanity…
This is all pointing to something I wrote about last month…
All MLB teams are getting an infusion of $30-40 million in new National TV money and many teams will look to spend it and invest it in their team’s roster, including the lowly Houston Astros.
I read a report that in 2014 almost two-thirds of all baseball teams will have payrolls that eclipse $100 million.
Think about that for a minute Met fans…