The Dodgers “No Improvement Plan”

Posted: 15th December 2009 by Garrett Markley in MLB
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On Tuesday the Dodgers dealt Juan Pierre to the White Sox for two pitching prospects to be named later.á While the transaction will cost the Dodgers their fourth outfielder (who had a successful 2009 season), they will save about $8 million.á The deal, yet again, exemplifies this off-season's plan for the Dodgers: the No Improvement Plan. There are three rules to the No Improvement Plan that the Dodgers have followed thus far.á The first: just say "no" to expensive arbitration.á The Dodgers declined to offer arbitration to Randy Wolfùarguably the Dodgers most successful starting pitcher last yearùas well as starting second baseman Orlando Hudson, Ronnie Belliard, and four others.á The Dodgers presumably saved a few bucks by declining arbitration, but also lost possible compensation ...

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