Thursday, February 3, 2011

Renewed hope for the "Dump Kawakami" movement

Ken Rosenthal reports that Kenshin Kawakami, whom you know from his work as a near-replacement level pitcher for the Atlanta Braves, could be acquired by one of two Japanese clubs that are reportedly willing to eat half of the $6.67 million owed to the 35-year-old RHP who was granted the dubious honor of a spring training non-roster invite.

His contract is a sunk cost, and in a market where $3 million buys one year of Manny Ramirez with change to spare, you have to take any opportunity available to dump a bad contract.

The Braves' 2011 payroll obligations (approximately $83 million) are currently $3 million greater than they were during 2010.

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