Some of the salary information is from COTS. AAV is the Average Annual Value and is what is used to calculate the salaries for luxury tax purposes.

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Player 2021 Notes 2021 2022 Notes 2022
Alexander, Scott $1,000,000 Arb-Est $1,500,000
Barnes, Austin $2,150,000 + inc. $2,150,000
Bauer, Trevor $34,000,000 $34,000,000
Bellinger, Cody $16,100,000 Arb-Est $18,000,000
Betts, Mookie $25,600,000 $25,600,000
Buehler, Walker $4,000,000 + inc. $4,000,000
Duffy, Danny $4,550,000 FA
Jansen, Kenley $16,000,000 FA
Kahnle, Tommy + inc. $2,375,000 + inc. $2,375,000
Kelly, Joe $8,333,333 Opt
Kershaw, Clayton + inc. $31,000,000 FA
Knebel, Corey $5,250,000 FA
Muncy, Max $8,666,667 $8,666,667
Nelson, Jimmy $1,250,000 FA
Pollock, AJ $12,000,000 $12,000,000
Price, David $31,000,000 $31,000,000
Scherzer, Max $10,045,000 FA
Seager, Corey $13,750,000 FA
Taylor, Chris $6,700,000 FA
Treinen, Blake $8,750,000 $8,750,000
Turner, Justin + inc. $17,000,000 + inc. $17,000,000
Turner, Trea $4,550,000 Arb-Est $20,000,000
Urías, Julio $3,600,000 Arb-Est $5,000,000
Maeda Trade $563,500
David Price Trade -$16,000,000 -$16,000,000
Club Control $5,760,000 $9,260,000
40 Man Minors $2,250,000 $2,250,000
Player Benefits $16,000,000 $16,500,000
Total $276,243,500 $203,251,667
CBA Tax Threshold $210,000,000 $212,000,000
Amount Over Threshold
$66,243,500 -$8,748,333
Draft Pick Penalty $250,000,000 $252,000,000
Amount Under Pick Penalty
-$26,243,500 $48,748,333

 


The “Amount Under Threshold” is the amount before tax penalties begin. The “Amount Under Pick Penalty” is the amount before they start losing draft positions.

Abbreviations

  • Arb-Est: Estimated arbitration driven salary – MLB Trade Rumors is the primary source
  • FA: Free agent
  • + inc. – plus incentives
  • QO – given or accepted a Qualifying Offer in free agency

Contract Incentives

Clayton Kershaw:

  • $1M for games started at 24, 26, 28, and 30 marks
  • $1.5M for Cy Young with $500K for 2nd or 3rd place finish

Tommy Kahnle:

  • 2022 – $250,000 for 60 games and $500,000 for 70 games

Walker Buehler:

  • 2022 – $500K for games started at these points – 14, 16, 18, 20, 24, 28 – up to $3M. $1.125M for Cy Young winner and $625K if second or third.

Justin Turner:

TBD

Austin Barnes:

  • 2022 – Increases of $100K for 70 games and 80 games played in 2021 applied to 2022
  • 2022 – Increases of $100K for 70 games and 80 games paid in 2022
  • Possible total of $400K in 2022

The Competitive Balance Tax

Here is a quick summary of how the competitive balance tax works:

  • The thresholds for being taxed for the duration of the CBA are:
    • 2021: $210 million
  • There are various penalties for exceeding the CBT that begin at 20%. The number changes based on the number of consecutive years the threshold is exceeded.
  • The penalties reset when a team stays under the threshold.
  • A team that exceeds the threshold by $40 million or more are penalized in the draft. A team not in the top 6 of the draft will have their first pick moved back 10 spots.
  • Penalties are calculated based on the Average Annual Value (AAV) of a multi-year contract.

To sum it up the Dodgers will have financial penalties if they exceed $210 million in 2021 and would have a draft pick penalty if they exceed $250 million.

h/t: COTS, Baseball-Reference