Report: Andre Ethier to sign two-year deal (Dodger Thoughts)
Reports: Loney, Kuo, Sherrill avoid arbitration (Dodger Thoughts)
If you were wondering what the Dodgers were saving their money for — or, indeed, if there was money left to save — here's your answer. The team's award-winning outfielders will be intact for the next two seasons, while Ned Colletti has been busy wrapping up pre-arbitration negotiations before agents start submitting their salary figures today. Two Dodgers are still eligible for arbitration: Russell Martin and Jonathan Broxton. That sound you hear is Kim Ng sharpening her adamantium claws*.
UPDATE: According to Dylan Hernandez, "The Dodgers have agreed to deals with all of their arbitration-eligible players." Here's what we know:
- James Loney: $3.1 million
- Hong-Chih Kuo: $950,000 (plus $150,000 in appearance-based incentives)
- George Sherrill: $4.5 million (plus $150,000 in appearance-based incentives)
- Andre Ethier: two years, $15.25 million plus incentives
- Russell Martin $5.05 million
- Jonathan Broxton: two years, $11 million
Meanwhile, Kim Ng sulks in a corner.
*Yes, I'm aware we made this joke last year.