Trevor Bauer (32) is expected to become the king of nuisance with the Los Angeles Dodgers. When he was a member, the sexual assault issue hindered the team’s operation for the past two years, and even made long-term plans for the future twisted.
True Blue LA, an American media outlet, said on the 7th (Korean time), “Bauer, who was the biggest problem for the Los Angeles Dodgers during the offseason, was assigned. there is,” he said.
Earlier, in an official statement, the Los Angeles Dodgers said, “Our club has faithfully followed the rules prohibiting domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Bauer has received the longest suspension since the rule came into existence, and now he is no longer a member of our organization. I declare that I am not a member,” ending Bauer’s companionship.스포츠토토
Ahead of the 2021 season, Bauer signed a three-year, $102 million (approximately 128.5 billion won) contract with his hometown team, the Dodgers. However, in June 2021, before completing his first year, he was accused of sexual assault and disappeared from the mound. In February of last year, the prosecution was dismissed due to insufficient evidence, but the Major League Secretariat issued a 324-game suspension. In December of last year, Bauer’s appeal was accepted and the disciplinary action was reduced due to a suspension of 194 games, and he was able to play from the 55th day of the 2023 season.
However, Bauer and his bad relationship is expected to continue. The Dodgers agreed with the players for the remaining annual salary of 22.5 million dollars (approximately 28.4 billion won). This figure excludes the annual salary of 9.5 million dollars (approximately 12 billion won) corresponding to the remaining 55 days of business suspension.
Apart from the agreement, Bauer’s annual salary this year is estimated at $34 million (approximately 42.8 billion won) in the calculation of the luxury tax in 2023. This is the total annual salary at the time of the contract divided by the contract period. According to True Blue LA, Bauer’s annual salary is estimated at $24.5 million (approximately 30.9 billion won) on the luxury tax bill, excluding $9.5 million here. Here, players whose contracts have not yet been finalized reflect the annual salary adjustments estimated by MLB trade rumors and include the contract of recently acquired JD Martinez. do. This figure is close to the first limit of the luxury tax for the 2023 season of 233 million dollars (approximately 293.6 billion won).
It looks like it will stay below the luxury tax unless there are additional signings, but it is not. because of the existence of incentives. “Even if the Dodgers don’t make any moves this offseason, they’re already close enough to the first luxury tax cap,” True Blue Los Angeles said. “It’s likely to top $233 million with just a few contract incentives. Take Noah Syndergaard, for example. I get $500,000 every time I break 130 or 150 innings.”
I can’t help but think about the problem of the inevitable injury. If player A is on the injured list, the fixed annual salary must be paid as it is unless there is a reason attributable to it. Here, if player B is raised or recruited from the minor leagues to replace player A, the team salary will inevitably increase. Moreover, the Dodgers was a club with so many sick players that a total of 1,255 games were spent on the injured list last year.
True Blue Los Angeles, which explained this, asserted, “It has become almost certain that the Dodgers will pay the luxury tax for the third consecutive season in 2023.” 스포츠토토