Los Angeles Dodgers agree to seven year deal worth $215M with Clayton Kershaw

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  1. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

    The Los Angeles Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw have agreed on a seven-year, $215 million deal, sources with knowledge of the situation said.

    Kershaw has an out clause after five years.

    It is the richest deal for a pitcher in Major League Baseball history, eclipsing the seven-year, $180 million contract Detroit gave Justin Verlander last winter.

    The 25-year-old Kershaw has won two of the last three National League Cy Young Awards and a Roberto Clemente award for his charitable work.

    Kershaw and his wife, Ellen, founded an orphanage in the African nation of Zambia called Hope's Home that they visit every offseason. They co-wrote a book about their experiences last winter called, "Arise: Live Out Your Faith and Dreams on Whatever Field You Find Yourself."

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  2. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    Guess this means the Dodgers are out of the running for Tanaka.:(
  3. Steve12

    Steve12 The night is dark and full of terrors

    Hey were breaking down the numbers on Mike and Mike this morning. Comes down to about a million per start. $9000 per pitch. 45000 per out. Roughly.
  4. Sportsguy

    Sportsguy AKA-Sportsguy9695

  5. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    Casey Close.....agent for Kershaw, Greinke and Tanaka....:bowdown:
  6. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    the moral of this story is ? slap your son if he thinks of playing football.
  7. markaz

    markaz Resident Cards Fan Staff Member

    :ROFLMAO: "Son....don't you understand the difference between guaranteed vs. not guaranteed"? :slap2:
  8. DanielBurch

    DanielBurch 2nd String

    and Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira too...
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