Luxury tax alone, 13.3 billion dollars, draft order is behind, and why is the Dodgers investing?
The Los Angeles Dodgers is considered one of the leading big market clubs along with the New York Yankees in the Major League 토토사이트
The population of the region alone is more than 13 million, including satellite cities, and Forbes, an economic magazine, recorded $3.4 billion, the second most expensive after the Yankees (5 billion dollars) in the 2020 club’s valuation. It also topped the crowd for seven consecutive years until 2019, before the coronavirus fandom hit. With a surplus of nearly $100 million in 2019, Los Angeles is a city that deserves to run a baseball team.
Good marketability and high income naturally lead to investment. The Dodgers are the most eager team to win the World Series through “Money.” The Dodgers have been working on massive power reinforcements since the acquisition of the club by Cougenheim Baseball Management in 2012. He boldly carried out a blockbuster trade and spared a huge long-term contract with big players in the FA market.
The Dodgers finally won the World Series last year, releasing the 32-year-old “Han.” However, the team’s dominance in the 60-game shortened season is not comparable to the Dodgers’ performance. He also spent a lot of money to win two consecutive World Series titles this offseason.
Trevor Bauer, the biggest FA pitcher, was recruited for three years and $12 million, and renewed his contract with key set-up man Blake Trenen for $17.5 million in two years, followed by news last week that he caught third baseman Justin Turner for $34 million in two years. He is continuing to renew his contract with key players ahead of spring camp, signing Walker Buehler, who has been in the ace ranks, for $8 million for two years and $4.3 million for two years and $4.3 million for the main catcher Austin Barnes.
According to MLB.com, the Dodgers’ annual salary is $254 million as of the 16th (Korea time). This year, the standard for imposing luxury tax exceeded $210 million. The company will have to pay $12.16 million in luxury taxes. In addition, the first round pick of this year’s draft will be 10th place behind the previous one.
The Dodgers paid luxury tax for five consecutive years until 2017 and avoided it for three years from 2018 to 2020. However, the move began again when Mookie Betts, who signed a trade with the Boston Red Sox last year, signed a 12-year, $365 million contract extension. Even before signing Bauer, the Dodgers were the strongest candidates for the title in terms of objective performance. It has always topped the power rankings of influential local media outlets. In other words, he added another wing by recruiting Bauer. In Turner’s case, there were clubs that offered better conditions, such as the Milwaukee Brewers, but decided to stay with the Dodgers, who were likely to win.
The Dodgers paid a total of $149.64 million in luxury taxes for five years from 2013 to 2017, after the Cougenheim Baseball Management System. In 2015, he was charged $43.6 million, the highest ever for luxury tax. Thanks to this, the Dodgers were able to maintain the top spot in the National League West from 2013, and won consecutive National League titles in 2017 and 2018, and finally won the World Series last season.
The Dodgers do not spare investment in the midst of their labor, such as firing employees due to the worsening financial situation of the club due to the coronavirus crisis last year, only to win the World Series. Winning is the reason for the existence of professional clubs and is the best service for fans who are the source of income. If the virus situation is resolved, the team’s livelihood can be improved at any time.