Found November 14, 2011 on
It looks like the Dodgers are about to make Matt Kemp a very rich man.
Matt Kemp is on the verge of signing a long-term deal with the Dodgers that would be the largest contract in team history. Multiple reports have pegged the deal at eight years and $160 million.
The Dodgers are scheduled to unveil a new Dream Field this afternoon in Compton and Kemp, who was not originally scheduled to attend, has been added to the ceremony, where the contract could be announced.
Kemp posted numbers worthy of that level of pay in two of his last three years. He will play 2012 as a 27-year-old, so he is still in his peak years. The Dodgers are doing well to lock up a great player long-term.
I take it this also means that management believes the sale of the team will bring the Dodgers back to the money making machine they once were.
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The Dodgers, in the midst of a difficult transition period and sale, may have trouble getting approval to sign a big-ticket free agent. That doesn’t mean they can’t affect change in the free agent market place. As the team engages their 27-year-old once-maligned center fielder in extension discussions, they might be preparing do just that. Will the rumored numbers that will keep...
Kemp and Dodgers reportedly are close to finalizing an eight-year, $160 million deal that would be largest in team history and seventh-largest in baseball history.
Hooray! The Dodgers are going to sign superstar Matt Kemp to an eight-year, $160 million contract extension!!!
Booo! The Dodgers just gave middle-aged infielder Mark Ellis a two-year deal worth around $9 million!!!
Oh, you silly Dodgers, your decision making is so befuddling paradoxical. How can one team be so smart and yet so stupid at the same time. I mean that literally...
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports is teetering in on a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Matt Kemp working on a 8-year $160 million dollar extension that would keep the popular center fielder with the Dodgers into the next decade.The scary reality is a lot of the Dodgers long term investments have turned into a bust, however the MVP-caliber year of Kemp, on the cusp of his prime...
COMPTON, CALIF. (AP) - Matt Kemp and the Los Angeles Dodgers are close to completing a long-term contract.ESPN and the Los Angeles Times reported that the All-Star center fielder is on the verge of signing an eight-year, $160 million deal, but Kemp said no agreement has been finalized."We've still got ...
With news breaking today that Matt Kemp is close to signing an eight year, $160 million dollar deal with the Dodgers, one has to wonder what impact that will have, if any, on the Jose Reyes market?
It’s possible that the two may not end up correlating, but it’s rare that long-term, big dollar contracts get looked at in a vacuum by Major League front offices. Executives are prone...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are close to securing their star and face of the franchise for the foreseeable future. Free agent outfielder Matt Kemp and the Dodgers are close to an 8-year, $160 million contract according to multiple sources, including Fox Sports Ken Rosenthal: Kemp is a front runner for the NL MVP award after a career [...]
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports, Matt Kemp has agreed to an eight-year, $160mm extension with the Dodgers. The deal also includes a full no trade clause, Jon Heyman of SI.com reports. Dodgers' GM Ned Colletti had set signing Kemp to an extension as a top priority this Winter as Kemp had indicated that he did not want to negotiate during the season.
The signing of Kemp...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are opening the pocket book, even though their owner situation is up in the air. Many didn’t expect them to be a presence in the free agent market.
To begin their free agent frenzy, they’ve made a real splash…
The team signed him to a 2 year, $8.75MM deal. Ellis will be the starting second baseman; he played last year with Oakland and...
Most Valuable Player candidate Matt Kemp and the Los Angeles Dodgers are on the verge of agreeing to a new eight-year, $160 million contract, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney on Monday.
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...