Thursday, July 31, 2014

Colletti Takes Two Slots of Top 10 "Worst MLB Contracts"

To be fair, the Rangers (Prince Fielder #1, and Shin-Soo Choo #5) and the Yankees (Alex Rodriguez #8, and CC Sabathia #9) also have two slots on the list. But the Dodgers are called out on two of Ned Colletti's deals: Matt Kemp (#7) and Carl Crawford (#10) (link insider only):

7. Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers (minus-$63 million)

We talked a lot about Kemp last week, so there's no need to rehash the tale of Kemp's decline from superstar center fielder to Josh Willingham. Kemp can still contribute to a major league team, but if the Dodgers are expecting anything in return, they will have to eat a serious chunk of his remaining deal. 10. Carl Crawford, Los Angeles Dodgers (minus-$57 million)

There might be a team willing to pay $60 million or so for an injury-prone fourth outfielder. Unfortunately for the Los Angeles Dodgers, that team is most likely the Los Angeles Dodgers. Although there's at least a chance that another team is highly optimistic on Matt Kemp's remaining upside and gives him an aggressive valuation, it's very unlikely that anyone would do the same for Crawford.

Good times.


Hideo Nomo said...

Kemp not traded! Huzzah!

Fred's Brim said...

Well no Price for us. Looking at the trade that happened, could we have had him for Urias and SVS? Detroit only gave up an average outfielder and a promising young pitcher with some major league experience

Fred's Brim said...

It seems that we are still short some relief help. The deadline dust hasn't settled yet but it seems like Ned was busy doing nothing

Fred's Brim said...

and I am fine with that

Alex Cora said...

Bubble machine tweet made me laugh.