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Three Los Angeles Dodgers filed for salary arbitration Tuesday, but arguably the biggest name of the three was Clayton Kershaw, who sported a 16-9 record with a 1.83 earned run average in 2013. The 25 year old lefty is entering his final season before he hits free agency, and could command a record deal given his past success, winning two cy-young awards in the last three seasons.
The current arbitration record came from San Francisco Giants‘ Tim Lincecum, who asked for a whopping 21.5 million, and was combated with a 17mil offer before settling with an extension. Kershaw made $11 million each of the last two seasons, but the Dodgers last case to go to arbitration was back in 2007, almost 7 years to the date. The other two Dodgers to file for salary arbitration are catcher A.J. Ellis and closer Kenley Jansen, Kershaw’s teammates.
Kershaw’s counterpart in the American League, Max Scherzer, also filed for Salary arbitration after not being able to reach a long term extension with t...
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Editor's note: This is a guest submission from Cody Stumpo. Find him on Twitter at the aptly named, @CodyStumpo.Finally, Clayton Kershaw signed an extension to stay with the Dodgers. I was sincerely getting worried he simply did not want to be on the team. He had reportedly turned down a $300 million deal, and this has been dragging on for quite some time. His comments on the...
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...
The baseball season begins with the first game.
But the baseball year, once the Hall of Fame results have been announced, begins with arbitration-filing day.
That means Tuesday was the first key date for the 2014 Tigers — with six arbitration-eligible players filing, including American League Cy Young winner Max Scherzer. Other Tigers filing were pitchers Rick Porcello and Al...
2014 Tigers Overview Consistently fielding one of the best teams on paper, and in terms of fantasy relevance, the 2014 Detroit Tigers team will be no different. After failing to make the World Series for a second straight year, the team did make some major changes. At the very top, long-time manager Jim Leyland [...]
Today, Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers reached an agreement on a 7-year 215 million dollar contract. Wonderful athlete and pitcher, the best in the national league, but when will the madness stop?
The Dodgers appear to be printing money in L.A.
Contracts in the majors, are getting out of hand, as was referenced by the 14.3 million arbitration qualifying offer number....
1. Clayton Kershaw, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
In 2013, Clayton Kershaw ended up having an amazing season. He was obviously the best pitcher in the MLB, much like he was in the 2011 season that saw him earn his first Cy Young Award.
In 2013, Kershaw finished first in the league with a 1.83 ERA, 0.92 WHIP. He finished second in innings pitched with 236.0, and third in strikeouts with...
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw to a seven year extension worth $215 million, reports Ramona Shelbourne of ESPN. Kershaw’s contract includes an out clause that can be exercised after five years, which would allow him to hit free agency at 30.
The deal constitutes the highest average annual salary in baseball history. Also, it surpasses the extensions...
Over the last few years, a common thought experiment among nerdy baseball fans has been to imagine what Mike Trout would sign for if he was a free agent. He was the best player in baseball before he could legally drink, and if the market had to price a player of his ability and youth, […]
Michael Young has been receiving interest as a free agent this winter but the 37-year-old could opt for retirement.
Young finished the 2013 season with a .279/.335/.395 line with eight home runs and 46 RBI in 147 games split between the Philadelphia Phillies and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Young has is considering the idea of staying at home with...
Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers closed in on a deal that was worth $215 million for seven-years, according to sources. This has become a record breaking deal, becoming the richest deal for any MLB pitcher. Last year, the Detroit Tigers dealt with Justin Verlander with a seven year, $180 million contract.
Why did the Dodgers pay so much for a young pitcher...
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.
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.
Los Angeles Dodgers 2014 Team Preview The 2014 Los Angeles Dodgers will look to capitalize on their historic run to close out the 2013 season. The core of the team that went 54-27 in the final 3 months of the season will be back to try get over the hump and advance to the [...]