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Salary Overview

Using MLBU Contract Info and Baseball Reference" and some of Andrew's stuff I tried to cull together a close approximation of this years salaries and next years salaries. If the player is already under contract I've put the number in the 2008 column. If the player is a 2nd year player like Loney, Kemp, LaRoche, and others I've renewed them at 390,000 which seems to be the historical pattern. For players like Martin, Ethier, Broxton, Billingsley, Proctor, I've left the 2008 salary blank as I expect them to try to buy out some of those players arb years this winter. Headed into 2009 only Penny, Schmidt, Pierre are under contract. After 2009 only Pierre is under contract at a the going rate of 10Mill for a pop gun, OB & Power challenged CF. Seems that headed into 2009, this team would be able to afford huge runs at Vlady, Santana, Peavy, John Lackey, Sabbathia, Sheets, Rocco Baldelli, and Carl Crawford if any of them are still available. Not saying I'd do any of them without looking harder, just saying the Dodgers will be in great financial shape headed into the 2009 season if they want to make a run at the premier FA's of 2009.

Update:Per Eric Stephen I've modified the minimums in 2008, added the 500,00 buyout for Wolf, the 50,000 buyout for Ramon, the 1M buyout for Tomko to the 2008 column. In 2009/2010 Nomar receives 1,250,000 bonues and Furcal receives a 4M bonus in 2009.

2008 Dodger Salary Overview
Name POS Status-2008 2007 2008 2009
Russell Martin 2 Slave $387,000.00 Unknown Unknown
James Loney 3 Slave $380,000.00 $390,000.00 Unknown
Jeff Kent 4 Under $11,500,000.00 $9,000,000.00 FA
Andy La Roche 5 Slave $- $390,000.00 Unknown
Nomar Garciaparra 5 Under $7,500,000.00 $8,500,000.00 $1,250,000
Rafael Furcal 6 Under $13,730,196.00 $13,000,000.00 $4,000,000
Andre Ethier 7 Slave $387,000.00 Unknown Unknown
Juan Pierre 8 Under $7,500,000.00 $8,000,000.00 $10,000,000.00
Matt Kemp 9 Slave $383,000.00 $390,000.00 Unknown
Mark Sweeney Bench FA $275,000.00 Unknown $-
Mike Lieberthal Bench Option $1,150,000.00 $1,400,000.00 Unknown
Delywan Young Bench Slave $- $390,000.00 Unknown
Tony Abreu Bench Slave $381,000.00 $390,000.00 Unknown
Joe Beimel RP Arbitration $912,500.00 Unknown Unknown
Jon Meloan RP Slave $- $390,000.00 Unknown
Takashi Saito RP Slave $1,000,000.00 Unknown Unknown
Jonathan Broxton RP Slave $390,000.00 Unknown Unknown
Scott Proctor RP Arbitration $442,000.00 Unknown Unknown
Eric Hull RP Slave $- $390,000.00 Unknown
Chad Billingsley SP Slave $384,000.00 Unknown Unknown
DJ Houlton SP Slave $381,000.00 $390,000.00 Unknown
Eric Stults SP Slave $- $390,000.00 Unknown
Derek Lowe SP Under $9,500,000.00 $10,000,000.00 $-
Brad Penny SP Under $8,000,000.00 $9,500,000.00 $9,250,000.00
Estaban Loaiza SP Under $1,000,000.00 $7,000,000.00 $-
Hong-Chih Kuo X-DL Slave $384,000.00 Unknown Unknown
Yhency Brazoban X-DL Arbitration $420,000.00 Unknown Unknown
Chin-hui Tsao X-DL Arbitration $425,000.00 Unknown Unknown
Hamulack X-DL Slave $327,000.00 Unknown Unknown
Jason Schmidt X-DL Under $12,500,000.00 $15,500,000.00 $16,000,000.00
Jason Repko X-DL Arbitration $381,000 Unknown Unknown
Wilson Valdez XX-Minors-MI Slave $381,000.00 $390,000.00 Unknown
Chin-Lung Hu XX-Minors-MI Slave $- $390,000.00 Unknown
Clayton Kershaw XX-Minors-SP Slave $- Unknown Unknown
Scott Elbert XX-Minors-SP Slave $- Unknown Unknown
James McDonald XX-Minors-SP Slave $- Unknown Unknown
Mark Hendrickson Arbitration $2,925,000.00 Unknown Gone
Rudy Seanez FA $1,200,000.00 Unknown Gone
Randy Wolf FA $7,477,969.00 $500,000 $-
Luis Gonzalez FA $7,156,599.00 Gone Gone
Brett Tomko FA $4,100,000.00 $1,000,000 Gone
Brady Clark FA $1,700,000.00 Gone Gone
David Wells FA $85,000.00 Gone Gone
Olmedo Saenz FA $1,000,000.00 Gone Gone
Ramon Martinez FA $800,000.00 $50,000 Gone
Chad Moeller FA $700,000.00 Gone Gone
Odalis Perez FA $6,975,000.00 Gone Gone
Gagne FA $1,000,000.00 Gone Gone
Marlon Anderson FA $550,000.00 Gone Gone
Wilson Betemit NYY $405,000.00 Gone Gone
Bill Mueller Retired $5,250,000.00 $750,000.00 Gone
$121,346,271.00 $88,492,008.00 $40,502,009.00