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This week, Fired Up examines Matt Kemp's extension with the Dodgers and Jonathan Papelbon's record contract with the Phillies.
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Kemp, Dodgers finalize rich contract

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Matt Kemp on Friday finalized a contract worth $160 million over eight years to the 27-year-old outfielder. Details of the deal were first reported Monday by FOXSports.com. Kemp and general manager Ned Colletti each signed the contract at a news conference at Dodger Stadium. Owner Frank McCourt, who has agreed to sell the team, watched. The deal is...

Dodgers, Kemp finalize 160 million, 8-year deal

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Kemp and the Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized a 160 million, eight-year contract, matching the seventh-highest deal in baseball history. Kemp and general manager Ned Colletti each signed the contract at a news conference Friday at Dodger Stadium, with lame duck owner Frank McCourt looking on. The 27-year-old slugger led the NL in homers (39) and RBIs...

Papelbon/Lidge: Spending $12M in 2009 v. 2012

In the middle of his magical 2008 season, Brad Lidge inked a three year extension instead of becoming a free agent at the end of the year from then GM Pat Gillick. While Gillick made several shrewd moves to pick up the likes of JC Romero, Matt Stairs, Chad Durbin, and Jayson Werth, Lidge’s contract is a gaffe in Gillick’s tenure only comparable to the minuscule return the...

Around The Web: Matt Kemp As A Legend + Roster Changes + Commitments

Couldn't find a funny picture, so here's Lee Min Jung instead… Dodger Thoughts: Jon Weisman looks at the potential for Matt Kemp to become a Dodger legend. — MLB: John Ely and Carlos Monasterios are off the 40-man roster. The Dodgers then added five minor leaguers to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. The Dodgers added left-hander Michael Antonini, outfielder Alex...

Dodgers, Kemp finalize 8-year, $160M contract

Matt Kemp and the Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized a $160 million, eight-year contract, matching the seventh-highest deal in baseball history.

At ease, Kemp reclaims elite status

Feeling more comfortable on and off the field, Matt Kemp rebounded from a disastrous 2010 and unleashed one of the great all-around seasons in recent history.

Matt Kemp Officially Signs Extension With Dodgers

It’s official, Matt Kemp has signed his 8-year $160 Million dollar extension with the Dodgers. The deal is structured to be new owner friendly with the first payment being $10 Million dollars in 2012. Check the details: 2012, $10 million, of which $2 million is deferred without interest; 2013, $20 million; 2014-15, $21 million per season; 2016-19, $21.5 million per season...

Updated Phillies Payroll Analysis and Org. Depth Chart

With player movement in full swing, I’ll try to get this updated (it’s always available on the right side-bar) as often as I can. First, let’s take a look at our payroll situation post-Papelbon. The players are in order of team control (oh, hey Ryan Howard), and in secondary order by salary amount. And it goes out as far as we have salary obligations. Some comments: Hmm...

Dodgers, Kemp finish eight-year, $160M contract

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matt Kemp and the Los Angeles Dodgers have finalized a $160 million, eight-year contract, matching the seventh-highest deal in baseball history.

One Big Happy Family

Frank McCourt, Matt Kemp, Ned Colletti, Dave Stewart. Not pictured: Larry Bowa, Bob Schaefer. photo by Jon SooHoo/Dodgers

Trainer News

Thanks to Dusty for the link to this interview with Dodgers head athletic trainer Sue Falsone at the Huffington Post. An excerpt: What is the most surprising part of your job? I think people would be surprised to know the amount of education it takes to become a physical therapist and an athletic trainer. The requirements have changed over the years, but it is now about seven years...
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