Found January 15, 2014 on Diehardsport:
Arguably the best pitcher in baseball will likely be in a Dodgers uniform for the remainder of his career. The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a 7-year, $215 million dollar extension with their ace, Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw, who won the NL Cy Young Award two of the last three seasons, will be the highest paid pitcher ever in baseball breaking Justin Verlander’s 7-year, $180 million. He was 16-9 with a 1.83 ERA and 232 strikeouts last season. According to Yahoo’s Jeff Passon, Kershaw is now the sixth athlete in American sports to get a $200 million dollar deal, joing A-Rod (twice), Pujols, Cano, Fielder and Votto)   The post LA Dodgers agree to record breaking deal with Clayton Kershaw appeared first on Diehardsport.

Clayton Kershaw's new contract should benefit him and the Dodgers long-term

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...

How much money is Clayton Kershaw worth?

Clayton Kershaw signed the largest contract for any pitcher in baseball history on Wednesday. In doing so, he became the first player in MLB to agree to a long term deal for an annual average value of more than $30 million, so on a per season basis, he’s also the highest paid player in baseball […]

Clayton Kershaw Contract Out of Hand

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....

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

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 Absurd Price that Clayton Kershaw is Actually Worth

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, […]

Clayton Kershaw agrees to seven-year, $215 million deal with Dodgers

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...

Los Angeles Dodgers Extend Clayton Kershaw

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...

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

The Los Angeles Dodgers should think long and hard before going “all-out” on Masahiro Tanaka. USA Today’s Bob Nightengale reported last week that the Dodgers made clear they won’t be outbid for Tanaka, who is free to sign with any Major League Baseball team. But while adding Tanaka would make the Dodgers’ rotation even more daunting, Los Angeles’ top priority should be...

How Clayton Kershaw’s mega-deal affects the New York Mets

Matt Harvey When I heard the news that Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw signed a 7-year $215 million dollar contract extension, my first thought was jeez that’s a lot of money! My attention then quickly turned to how does this effect the New York Mets? Kershaw’s contract can only mean one thing for New York: bad news. As of now, the only Met comparable to Kershaw is...

A tale of two pitchers: Clayton Kershaw and Brad Penny

On the same day the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Clayton Kershaw to a seven year, $215 million contract extension, the Kansas City Royals answered with signing veteran pitcher Brad Penny to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. I know that sounds funny, but when you compare the two pitchers and two teams, it makes sense. Over seven years, $215 million averages...

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.

Dodgers still willing to pay for another starting pitcher

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...

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


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...

Still No Jon Lester Contract Extension Talks

Lester In The 2013 Fall ClassicWith the signing of Clayton Kershaw (7 years, $215 million), another "bar" has been set for upcoming contract extension negotiations between the Red Sox and Jon Lester. According to's Rob Bradford, those talks have still not started—although every expectation is that they will commence around the start of Spring Training. Whenever...
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