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Monday, February 25, 2019

Dodgers had no directive to stay under luxury tax, Chairman Mark Walter says - Los Angeles Times

Humans and computers are on the same page.

The Dodgers are the heavy favorites to win their seventh straight National League West title this season. Humans believe it. Computers calculate it. 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?

“No,” Dodgers Chairman Mark Walter said Saturday at Camelback Ranch. “Stan and Andrew run all that and they do what they think is best for the team, period, and to win.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 25, 2019 at 06:34 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: February 25, 2019 at 09:16 AM (#5817813)
If true, then why not bring back Grandal on a one year deal?

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