Dodgers Avoid Arbitration With James Loney

The Dodgers avoided arbitration with first baseman James Loney on a deal worth $6.375MM plus performance bonuses, according to his agency CAA.  Clayton Kershaw is the team's lone remaining arbitration eligible player.


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24 Comments on "Dodgers Avoid Arbitration With James Loney"


kimofromkauai
3 years 7 months ago

Agreed, Loney is not worth the $$.  Dodgers would have been better off, long term and short term, by trading/non-tendering Loney and signing Fielder to a short term, highly backloaded contract with as much deferred money as possible.

This would have helped the sale process and drawn a few more fans to the park.

bjsguess
3 years 7 months ago

So Fielder is looking for a 10 year deal (although he will probably settle for 7-8 years) and your proposal is to offer him a short-term backloaded contract with deferred payments?

The Dodgers are not in a position of leverage. There is no way that Fielder accepts that. Maybe short-term (if the dollars are huge). Maybe backloaded and/or deferred (if the contract is long). Good luck with getting everything.

kimofromkauai
3 years 7 months ago

I would offer two year @ $30 each, with $15 each deferred.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 7 months ago

For a total of $45.00. I’m sure Fielder would jump at that. Almost pays for lunch.

3 years 7 months ago

Overpaid for Loney….

3 years 7 months ago

Overpaid for Loney….

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 7 months ago

He would have got right around the same amount in arbitration, so that’s an empty comment.

BrocNessMonster
3 years 7 months ago

SShould have non tendered him, offered him $3.5MM, and if he went elsewhere, then Sands takes 1st and you have more money to spend.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 7 months ago

And what does Sands do with first once he’s taken it? And where else do the Dodgers spend all those huge savings?

BrocNessMonster
3 years 7 months ago

Sands would probably out produce Loney at a fraction of the cost, and maybe we xoukd sign some international players like we used to. Or spend it on the draft.

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 7 months ago

Check Sands’ major league stats and get back to me on that. Never mind, I will do it for you: .253/.338/.389/.727
Number of major league games played at first: 6
Nice plan you got there.

thehodgemanz
3 years 7 months ago

Gag me.

3 years 7 months ago

This appears to be too rich; I now believe that Kershaw will head to arbitration; the big issue is: Will he ask for Lincecum-type money?

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 7 months ago

Where do you get that idea? The vast majority of players settle with their teams by splitting the difference. Hardly any go to arbitration.

3 years 7 months ago

Doug Mientkiewicz must have been mad when he heard this.

thegrayrace
3 years 7 months ago

Would’ve rather non-tendered him and signed Pena. (Assuming Fielder isn’t happening, which seems a safe assumption.)

3 years 7 months ago

Thank the lord…that he didn’t hit and run anyone today.

Mike C.
3 years 7 months ago

Loney is one of the worst five offensive first basemen in baseball.  Consistently so, too!  

Non-tendered is without a doubt the way to have gone with this clown!

StanleyPujols
3 years 7 months ago

just stopped in to say “hahahhahahahahhahahaha”.  Ned Coletti is a terrible terrible terrible GM.  This was an obvious non-tender.

redlake
3 years 7 months ago

you are wrong but keep laughing…it’s good to laugh

StanleyPujols
3 years 7 months ago

There is nothing incorrect about my statement

Tazisbk
3 years 7 months ago

lighten up people. For the first time in 4 seasons, loney failed to drive in 90 runs. Hang him from a tree for getting into a prolonged slump. Loney will never put up   pujols like offensive numbers but he will be good for 85-90 RBI’s and a 285 average and outstanding defense. Take note students, he finished two percentage points from a gold glove. The Dodgers had the third best defense in the NL. How many errors did he save with those soft hands. Fielder on the other hand was last in fielding while his team was 11th in defense. Loney will produce next year but fielder will never be a good fielder, not that he cares. Six million for money is a decent deal. 

redlake
3 years 7 months ago

Good points

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 7 months ago

How dare you talk sense.