Found January 15, 2014 on Fox Sports:
The Los Angeles Dodgers aren't finished. The team still wants to add another starting pitcher even after agreeing Wednesday with left-hander Clayton Kershaw on a seven-year, $215 million contract, according to major-league sources. Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka remains a Dodgers target, but sources say ownership will make the call on whether to commit a potential $140 million-plus for the winning bid - $20 million in posting fee and $120 million-plus in salary. If Tanaka signs with another club, free-agent right-hander Bronson Arroyo will be on the shortlist of starting pitchers the Dodgers will pursue, sources say. Arroyo, who will turn 37 on Feb. 24, appeals to the Dodgers for two reasons: The Cincinnati Reds did not make him a qualifying offer, so he would not cost the team a draft pick, and he is one of the most durable pitchers in baseball. Since 2006, Arroyo has led all major leaguers in starts and all National Leaguers in wins and innings pitched. He has neve...

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How much money is Clayton Kershaw worth?

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Clayton Kershaw, Not Masahiro Tanaka, Should Be Dodgers’ Top Priority

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Clayton Kershaw Contract Out of Hand

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Top 5 N.L. Pitchers in 2013: Clayton Kershaw

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Let's face it: 2014 is Tanaka... or $189 million and retool

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Los Angeles Dodgers Extend Clayton Kershaw

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What will landing Masahiro Tanaka mean to the Angels?

With the American West racking up with players like Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners or Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers, the Anaheim Angels have to act quickly to remain competition in the American League West, and the Angels plan to do so by landing Masahiro Tanaka. Masahiro Tanaka was reported to be extremely interested in three teams; the New York Yankees, Los Angeles...

Kershaw, Price, Tanaka prove star pitching more desirable then ever.

For the first time in Major League Baseball history a player will be paid an annual salary of over $30 million, only that player plays once every five days. Quality pitchers are more desirable then ever before and the star pitchers are reaping the rewards. This week former Cy Young award winners Clayton Kershaw and David Price both signed record-breaking contracts. Kershaw, who...

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Dodgers Clayton Kershaw Agrees to 7-Year $215 Million Contract

Should have worked on my curveball in high school instead of running track to meet girls at the other high schools. ESPN reports it is the biggest deal ever for a pitcher.

Report: Dodgers Agree with Clayton Kershaw on 7-year, $215M Extension

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