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If We Never Traded Anyone

Will all the talk about buying playoff berths, and Yankees West, and homegrown this, and blah blah blah, I wanted to see what kind of a team I could put together with only guys who came up through the Dodgers system. I also wanted to compare them to the current team.

Note: I only included the starting 8 position players, and 4 starters. I skipped relievers & bench players, simply because I got lazy and it was getting hard to assemble an entire team.

I used a very, very simple system to judge: their salary and WAR for this season. This could get a bit complicated if you used overly advanced stats.

What I found was...if the Dodgers had never made a trade ever, they could have produced a team equally as talented as their current one for almost $30,000,000 less. Oh - and that does not include Carl Crawford's contract.

EDIT: Updated with Justin Ruggiano

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Homegrown Current
Player bWAR Salary Player bWAR Salary
1B Paul Konerko 1.8 $12,000,000 Adrian Gonzalez 2.6 $20,000,000
2b Tony Abreu -0.2 $400,000 Mark Ellis 2.3 $4,500,000
SS Dee Gordon -1.3 $485,000 Luis Cruz 1.7 $400,000
3B Adrian Beltre 4.4 $15,000,000 Hanley Ramirez 0.8 $15,000,000
C Carlos Santana 3 $500,000 AJ Ellis 2.9 $400,000
LF Shane Victorino 1.9 $9,500,000 Shane Victorino 1.9 $9,500,000
CF Matt Kemp 2.2 $10,000,000 Matt Kemp 2.2 $10,000,000
RF Justin Ruggiano 2.4 $400,000 Andre Ethier 3.7 $10,900,000
SP Clayton Kershaw 4.1 $7,500,000 Clayton Kershaw 4.1 $7,500,000
Sp Chad Billingsley 1.4 $9,000,000 Chad Billingsley 1.4 $9,000,000
SP Hiroki Kuroda 5 $10,000,000 Chris Capuano 1.9 $3,000,000
SP James McDonald 1.2 $500,000 Josh Beckett 0 $15,700,000
Average 2.2 $6,273,750 2.1 $8,825,000
Total 25.9 $75,285,000 25.5 $105,900,000
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