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Dodgers have tons of holes to fill and little money to fill them

Sep 16, 2010, 4:16 PM EDT

Jon Weisman of Dodger Thoughts put together an interesting piece breaking down the Dodgers’ projected payroll for next season, concluding that they will have spent about $90 million “before they make a single offseason move.”
Obviously the Dodgers have plenty of holes to fill and because of the ugly ownership situation it’s unclear if they’ll even have much payroll space above that $90 million. Part of the problem is that they’ll be paying around $17 million next season to Jason Schmidt, Manny Ramirez, Andruw Jones, and Juan Pierre, none of whom are actually still on the team.
Weisman does the math and speculates that the Dodgers “almost certainly will trade or non-tender” at least one of Jonathan Broxton, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, James Loney, or Russell Martin. Even setting aside the payroll issues Broxton and Kemp seem pretty likely to be shopped hard by general manager Ned Colletti, and they’re slated to make a combined $14 million or so in 2011.

  1. MN Boise Fan - Sep 16, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    Sometimes you just have to take a step back before you can make several steps forward. The 2011 Dodgers sound like a team that desperately need to do so.

  2. Old Gator - Sep 16, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    Why don’t they just use a few bags of that cold asphalt patch from Home Depot?

  3. n15dlo - Sep 16, 2010 at 9:49 PM

    talk about pissing money away….wow

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