Found March 30, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Lucrative long-term contract extensions were being handed out like Easter candy yesterday, but Los Angeles Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw wasn’t one of the recipients. However, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Dodgers and Kershaw are “quietly talking about” a multi-year deal. Heyman notes that neither Kershaw or Los Angeles are officially talking about an extension, but he adds that “it’s hard to imagine the Dodgers not locking up” the left-hander at some point. Young position players Paul Goldschmidt and Buster Posey were extended yesterday, but the deal that Kershaw was probably paying more attention to involved Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander. He signed a five-year extension, which basically becomes a seven-year, $180 million deal including his previous contract. Heyman believes Kershaw could do even better than Verlander, considering he’s young, left-handed and boasts just as strong of a recent track record. He could be in line for a $200 million guaranteed deal. Kershaw’s totals have been video game-like. He’s maintained an ERA south of .291 in each of the past four seasons, while making at least 30 starts per year. From 2011-12, the 25-year-old has maintained an ERA of 2.40 with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 4.08. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.mlbinjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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