As is to be expected, the Dodgers have a much more balanced pie. Rather than a mere 22 players providing all of the value, the Dodgers have an even major-league roster’s worth of 25 players providing the total value. And whereas the top three Giants players have provided a ridiculous 41 percent of the team’s value, the top three Dodgers have provided a more reasonable 31 percent.
Nevertheless, a mere six players are providing more than 50 percent of the value the Dodgers have gotten out of their roster so far this season: Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Casey Blake, Orlando Hudson, and Randy Wolf.
It would be an understatement to say that the Dodgers had a nice offseason last winter, as their three big offseason signings (not counting Manny, who had nowhere else to go), are providing 21 percent of the roster’s value so far this season.
Still, as a Dodgers fan, it is disconcerting to see that the team’s three best players (other than Manny) are all guys about to come up on their arbitration years who still have yet to be signed to long-term deals.