Doppel Von Guggenheim wrote:
Well, it sounds like we're at least doing our due diligence with Guerrero. I'd probably just give him away to free up the roster spot.
I would also imagine that an envelope stuffed with cash will be tied around his neck in a transaction. Matter of fact, we could say that with Ethier also (if they are even entertaining that notion).
Sadly, with Crawford, it would be more like a crate full of cash that would have to accompany him outward (even with that, less likely to occur).
I know Alex would more than likely be moved to an AL team. But, can you even imagine if the Giants decided to pick him up? He would be re-united with his former teammate (and Mike Tyson impersonator, Miguel Olivo.
The Dodgers have wasted more money on guys they are trying to dump and have dumped that most teams' entire payrolls. Sure, it's just money but what a horrible distribution of assets. Just flushing money down the toilet.
The things to take into consideration are that 1. The Dodgers have a LOT more TV revenue money now than most teams. Over the life of their 25 yr TV deal, they are supposed to be netting an average of $260 mill per year. Most teams (outside of the Yankees, Boston and Angels) probably don't get even $100 mill. Then, the Dodgers lead MLB in attendance so they make tons of ticket and stadium-related revenues.
Bottom line, they have more revenue to spend so they can take many more risks than most other teams. Thus, the margin for error is much greater.
The Dodgers can miss on a few Guerreros, Arruebarrenas, and other Cubans and still not really be affected much by it.
Just one of the benefits of teams not pooling their local TV deals in MLB (like they do in the NFL).