"Three years and $7 million sounds great. Where do I sign? What's that? Seven million per season? Excuse me for a moment." (Photo credit: Jon SooHoo / LA Dodgers)
Nothing is worse than a clip show, but it's a Saturday morning and I wanted to sleep in, so here we are. Here is a quick recap of the Dodgers offseason so far. The Winter Meetings don't even start until Monday, but the Dodgers have been the busiest team in the early going this winter. The Dodgers closed their regular season with 40 players on their 40-man roster, and have made the following moves to date:
Departures (9): Brad Ausmus (retired), Reed Johnson, Russell Martin (non-tender), Trent Oeltjen (non-tender), Vicente Padilla, Scott Podsednik, George Sherrill (non-tender), Ryan Theriot (via trade), Jeff Weaver
Free Agent Additions (6; 2 new): Four of the six free agents signed by the Dodgers this winter were here last year, while Jon Garland and Juan Uribe have joined the blue crew. The Dodgers have signed six free agents for a total guaranteed salary of $74.9 million:
|Dodgers Free Agents Signed This Winter|
|Pos||Player||Date||Total Contract||2011 Salary|
|SP||Ted Lilly||Oct 19||3 yrs, $33 million||$7,500,000|
||Nov 4||1 yr, $650,000
||Nov 15||1 yr, $12 million||$8,000,000|
||Nov 26||1 yr, $5 million, plus option
||Nov 30||3 yrs, $21 million||$5,000,000|
||Dec 3||1 yr, $3.25 million||$3,250,000|
*Gibbons ($150,000) and Garland ($3.525 million) have performance bonuses in their contracts as well. For more details, you can check out the payroll worksheet, which is always linked on the right sidebar of every page.
There are currently 37 players on the Dodgers' 40-man roster.