With Justin Verlander, Buster Posey and Paul Goldschmidt (one of these things is not like the other ... yet) all landing contract extensions on Friday, the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw are on the verge of a record-setting contract extension.
Mike Petriello reported the potential extension just minutes ago.
"None of that seems all that interesting any longer, because I can reliably report that Clayton Kershaw
is going to sign an eight-year, $200m extension with the Dodgers,
possibly as soon as tonight. If so, that would blow away all of us —
myself included — who thought that $200m was an unattainable goal,
though clearly deals since then have impacted that.No word yet on the structure of the deal, but if it begins in 2013,
as I expect it would, then it would cover Kershaw’s age 25-32 seasons.
It’s a ludicrous amount of money, but that is exactly the timeframe I
want a pitcher, and Kershaw’s obviously the kind of pitcher (and person)
you’d want to lock ...