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Jamie McCourt Continues Assault, Plus First Workout Notes

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Jamie McCourt's court documents last week included even more potentially damaging information about the Dodgers' financial plans, specifically keeping payroll constant as revenues increase.  Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times has the details:

The projections show the Dodgers planning to cut it to $107 million this year, with slight annual increases thereafter. In 2018, player compensation is estimated at $125 million.

The document anticipates a significant rise in club revenue, from $295 million in 2008 to $529 million in 2018, and in the average ticket price, from $29.40 in 2007 to $53.50 in 2018.

The Dodgers spent 46% of revenue on player compensation in 2007 and 42% in 2008, according to the documents. The projections call for that percentage to fall to 25% by 2013 and remain at about 25% through 2018.

Commissioner Bud Selig encourages teams to spend about one-half their revenue on player compensation, according to two high-ranking major league executives contacted by The Times.

"That's Bud's rule of thumb," one of the sources said.

It's hard to know how substantive this information is; after all, we are only getting one side of the story here.  Still, if these reports are anything close to true, it's very depressing.

In other news, Sunday was the first full workout in Dodgers' camp at Camelback Ranch.  Here are some notes: