OK, Manny is gone for 50 games. Manny is going to forfeit almost $8 million of his salary. What are Uncle Ned and cousin Frankie going to do with this surplus of money?
Given, ticketing revenue’s will go down (a bit) over the next “50” games... but nonetheless, Frank owes his fans more than what he is giving us.
Nobody can argue with the FACT that to start this season we were lacking incredibly in the “Starting Pitching” department… (& our bullpen is weak too!)
Talks of bringing back Pedro came about… but nothing came of it (and who knows if he would have helped us or not)
This season the Dodgers payroll is:
For 2008 it was:
I thought Frank was gonna serve it up this year and at least keep the salary between $115 & $120mil?
According to Forbes, the Dodgers are ranked 4th, behind only the Spankee’s, Boston & Mets. (http://www.forbes.com/lists/2009/33/...ball_Rank.html)
Yet our salary, at $100 mil is the 9th highest in baseball
1. NY Yankees $ 201,449,189
2. NY Mets $ 147,417,987
3. Chicago Cubs $ 134,809,000
4. Boston $ 121,745,999
5. Detroit $ 115,085,145
6. LA Angels $ 113,309,000
7. Philadelphia $ 113,004,046
8. Houston $ 102,996,414
9. LA Dodgers $ 100,008,592
& if you calculate the $8mil that we are not paying Manny, our salary is at $92,000,000! Damnit Frank! Spend our money!
AHHHHHHHHHH WHAT!!!! Manny WHO! Sorry, I am watching the Dodger game right now & Kemp just hit a Grand Slam. So Dirty.
So, my question… & topic for this thread…
What do we do with all this SURPLUS of CASH!!! We need a dynamite starting pitcher!
Please only chime in on this thread if you have valid opinions or suggestion’s. If you are a Giants fan or some other Yahoo who is pissed that the Dodgers are so good & have the best record in all of baseball, then go be a sore loser in your own forum. Oh ya, & P.S. We need a dark Horse Like LIMA!!!! Oh, how Vin Scully & I both miss the days of "Lima Time"!!!