The Dodgers Are Using NBA-Style Trades in the MLB
On Saturday, the Braves and Dodgers completed a four-for-one trade.
On Saturday, the Braves and Dodgers completed a four-for-one deal. The swap included players who by the end of 2019 who will have made more than $410 million on their current contracts alone. The swap features the highest notoriety-to-talent and salary-to-skill ratios of any recent transaction, according to The Ringer. Through the deal, the Dodgers shed short-term dead money and add long-term dead money because the players who went from LA to Atlanta are due slightly more than $50 million for 2018 but are not contracted for 2019. Kemp, meanwhile, who is coming to LA, is owed more than $43 million over the next two years.
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