Arbitration Eligibles: Los Angeles Dodgers

The Dodgers are next in our arbitration eligibles series.

Billingsley and Kuo will certainly be tendered contracts this offseason.  Billingsley trimmed walks, home runs, and ERA this year and is operating from a strong first-time salary of $3.85MM.  Agents will be rooting for second-timers Billingsley, Jered Weaver, Matt Garza, Joe Saunders, John Danks, and Jeremy Guthrie to jump to the $6MM range and raise the bar for others.  Kuo has a strong case as well, with a fantastic, healthy platform year in which he took over at closer.

Loney, Martin, Theriot and Sherrill form an interesting group of non-tender candidates for the Dodgers.  We discussed Loney's case a week ago; about 82% of you expect him to be tendered a contract.  A trade is more likely than a non-tender.  Martin is in a similar situation - ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted last month that "the perception among rival GMs is that he will have some (but not great) trade value."  It doesn't help that Martin is coming off a broken hip.  For a look at the trade market for catchers, click here.

MLBTR's Mike Axisa looked at Theriot's case on September 4th, at which point 42% of you predicted he'll be cut loose.  Looking at Theriot's numbers since then, a non-tender is even more likely.  Sherrill is a lock to be let go after his tough year.  He was placed on outright waivers in July and cleared.


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