Re: Your reply to Dodgers Nation?
posted at 8/12/2013 1:37 PM EDT
Costs after 2012:
AGon '13-16 $21M & '17-'18 $21.5M
Craw '13 $20M, '14 $20.25M, '15 $20.5M, '16 $20.75M, '17 $21M
Beck '13 $15.75M & '14 $15.75M
Punto '13 $1.5M
'13 $58.25M (all 4) - ~$6.9 M paid by Boston = ~$51.4M
'14 $57M (No Punto) - ~$6.9M BOS = ~$50.1M
'15 $41.5M (No Beckett) - ~$5.7M BOS = ~$35.8M
'16 $41.75M - ~$1.75M = ~$40M
'17 $42.5M - ~$1.75M = ~$40.8M
'18 $21.5M (No Crawford) - ~$0.9M = ~$20.6M
TOTAL: $235M saved
The trade could be viewed as such:
We traded AGon, Crawford, Beckett, and Punto for Loney, Webster, de la Rosa, DeJesus and Sands. Sands and DeJesus were part of the deal for Hanrahan and Holt, so maybe in a sense, one could view the gain of Holt for Sands and DeJesus as Melancon = Hanrahan.
So, basically we got Webster, DLR and Holt for the 4 players we traded. However, the money saved was and will be used to sign multiple free agents from this year to 2018. On the assumption that our payroll budget will always be close to the luxury limit, we can look at the trade this way:
Dodgers get AGon, CC, Beckett and Punto at a salary cost of about $235M.
Red Sox get Webster, DLR, Holt plus these free agents:
Ortiz $15M, Demp $13.25M, Vict $13M, Drew $9.5M, $1M of Gomes/Ross
Ortiz $11M, Demp $13.25M, Vict $13M, Gomes $5M +$4M '13 & $6.2M of Ross
Victorino $13M + ~$33M on other free agents
'16 ~$40M on free agents
'17 ~$40.8M on free agents
'18 ~$20.6M on free agents
Total to be spent on future free agents: $134M from 2015 to 2018.