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Dodgers had no directive to stay under luxury tax, chairman Mark Walter says

Los Angeles Times

The Dodgers are the heavy favorites to win their seventh straight National League West title this season. The two-time defending NL champions are deep and talented, and their competition in the division is slim. It is with this context that the Dodgers' front office, led by team president Stan Kasten and president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman, made roster decisions during the offseason. But the big-money free-agent acquisition -- namely, Bryce Harper -- that some thought could materialize when the Dodgers reduced their payroll the previous winter didn't happen. So, was there a directive from the top to not exceed the luxury tax threshold again?


Washington Nationals can only afford Stephen Strasburg or Anthony Rendon, team owner says

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 6 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com Washington Nationals managing principal owner Mark Lerner may have put a damper on fans' hopes that the World Series champions will be able to bring back two key pieces of their World Series team. Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon are both expected to command more than $200 million on the free-agent market. Lerner told NBC Sports Washington that they may not be able to retain both.


MLB payrolls drop nearly $2.5B in pandemic

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Major League Baseball payrolls plunged to $1.75 billion during the pandemic-shortened season from $4.22 billion, and the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers led with $98.6 million -- the smallest for the top spender in 20 years. Base wages for 40-man rosters tumbled to $1.54 billion, according to information sent from Major League Baseball to teams on Friday night and obtained by The Associated Press. That was down from $3.99 billion in 2019.


Tough decisions loom for Dodgers amid payroll concerns

Los Angeles Times

The foundation of another playoff run is being set in suburban Dallas, where Clayton Kershaw and Yu Darvish have become offseason throwing partners.


Are Payroll Robots Taking Over? Payroll Podcast JGA Recruitment

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