View Full Version : Red sox to pay dodgers $3.9m over each of next three years

12-13-2012, 12:38 AM
According to The Associated Press, the Red Sox will make three payments of $3.9 million each to the Dodgers in the next three years, with disbursements to come in 2013, 2014 and 2015, to complete the August blockbuster that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to Los Angeles in exchange for Allen Webster, Rubby De La Rosa, Jerry Sands, Ivan De Jesus Jr. and James Loney.

The payment schedule has limited implications for the Soxí efforts to avoid the luxury tax, most notably in 2014, when doing so provides the team with a potential rebate of revenue-sharing money that could lead to millions of dollars in savings for the club. As of now, assuming that the teamís three-year, $39 million deal with Mike Napoli is finalized and with the payment to the Dodgers factored in, the team would still have more than $45 million that it could spend on contracts for 2014 while staying under that seasonís $189 million luxury tax threshold.

While the Sox remain on the hook for a total of $11.7 million for the contracts of the players they sent to the Dodgers, Los Angeles will pay the remaining $250.8 million on the four former Red Sox players contracts, thus giving the Sox considerable financial flexibility going forward


12-13-2012, 02:48 AM

12-13-2012, 09:11 AM
Small potatoes really...

The Dodgers don't look like they need the money, but taking Crawford's contract is definitely worth these 3 payments.

45 million left to spend for this season - still plenty of money to at least field a better team than last year.

SN: How expensive is it going to be to go to a Dodgers game? What's the rough estimate - that they're season payroll is 230 million +? Yikes.

12-13-2012, 09:14 AM
When the deal was made I said the Dodgers needed to get $30-40M more from the Sox to make it even. That would have been knocked down by the Commish for sure. This is chump change.

12-13-2012, 01:07 PM
3.9 for 3 yrs? Giving out contracts of 3 yrs 39 mil....what's going on here!???!!!!

12-13-2012, 01:19 PM
3.9 for 3 yrs? Giving out contracts of 3 yrs 39 mil....what's going on here!???!!!!