The Dodgers and All-Star pitcher Chad Billingsley on Friday agreed to a one-year contract worth $3.85 million, avoiding salary arbitration, according to baseball sources.
Dodgers, Billingsley avoid arbitration | dodgers.com: News
The Dodgers and center fielder Matt Kemp have reached a preliminary agreement on a two-year contract, pending his passing a physical, according to baseball sources.
Dodgers come to terms with Kemp | dodgers.com: News
Reports: Loney, Kuo, Sherrill avoid arbitration | Dodger Thoughts | Los Angeles TimesJames Loney, $3.1 million (predicted: $3.5 million)
Hong-Chih Kuo, $950,000 (predicted: $1.5 million)
George Sherrill, $4.5 million (predicted: $4.5 million)
True Blue has the estimated 2010 payroll at $90.6 million, down from 2009 which ended at $106.7 million. Assuming there is a directive to reduce payroll, it's possible that Ned has very little left to work with. They will likely want to keep some space for potential midseason additions, so any starting pitcher signed now will probably have to come in at a fairly low 2010 salary.
Last edited by Frolov24; January 19th, 2010 at 01:22 PM.