With the huge news of the Dodgers trading for Mookie Betts and David Price on Tuesday, there comes the task of a lot of player salary to sort out.
Betts has $27M coming to him in 2020 and Price has 3 years at $31M due to him. We are hearing reports that the Red Sox are going to pay for half of Price’s contract over the next 3 years. As part of the trades of the day the Dodgers traded Kenta Maeda to the Minnesota Twins and are reportedly trading Joc Pederson to the Anaheim Angels.
As of this writing, none of these trades are official and the trade with the Angels is still missing some names.
Angels-Dodgers trade is not yet done as players are being informed, source tells The Athletic. Angels getting Joc Pederson, a big league starter and a prospect from the Dodgers in exchange for Luis Rengifo and another prospect.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) February 5, 2020
There are rumors that the starting pitcher going back to the Angels may be “friend of the show”, Ross Stripling, but that is purely speculation at this time.
Now we’ll take a look at how the big trade day impacts the Dodgers payroll in 2020 and the future. The calculations are based on the Annual Average…