Is this the deal?
Manny to LA
Bay to BOS
"Pittsburgh gets pitcher Craig Hansen and outfielder Brandon Moss, both from Boston, as well as third baseman Andy LaRoche and right-handed pitcher Bryan Morris from the Dodgers." (si.com)
So the Dodgers didn't get rid of either Ethier or Kemp? I would have liked the Dodgers to keep LaRoche and give him more time as a starter, but this looks okay for the Dodgers, at least if they don't raise ticket prices again to pay Manny's salary. Perhaps the Dodgers have to retain an average player age over 35...
I doubt a single team in the league, including the Marlins, use a single dime of ticket sales revenue on players' salary. TV money, buddy. Without TV, no player makes the millions he makes. And that goes for any league in the world, any sport.