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    Kershaw breaks 30 million per year ave barrier

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2014/0...n-kershaw.html

    The Dodgers have agreed to an extension with ace southpaw Clayton Kershaw, reports ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne (via Twitter). The deal is for seven years and $215MM, and includes an out clause that can be exercised after five years.

    Kershaw's representatives at Excel Sports Management have secured their client the highest-ever annual salary for a baseball player. His $30.7MM AAV bests those achieved in the one-year, $28MM deal for Roger Clemens back in 2007 and Alex Rodriguez's ten-year, $275MM deal. And through the out clause, Kershaw will have the opportunity to hit the open market at just 30 years of age.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...ershcl01.shtml
    He only had 10 rbi last year, he better turn that around.

    Edit: His 10 RBI in 92 PA was an ever so slightly better rate than Votto's 73 in 726 PA. Snark fail.
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    Re: Kershaw breaks 30 million per year ave barrier

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    Re: Kershaw breaks 30 million per year ave barrier

    And Trout will eventually sign for even more.

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    Like that out clause.
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    Sweet jeebus, $30m/7 per for a pitcher. The guy's only 25, but that may be the biggest gamble I've ever seen.
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    Re: Kershaw breaks 30 million per year ave barrier

    Kiss Homer Bailey good bye after this season.
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    Re: Kershaw breaks 30 million per year ave barrier

    Quote Originally Posted by WildcatFan View Post
    Sweet jeebus, $30m/7 per for a pitcher. The guy's only 25, but that may be the biggest gamble I've ever seen.
    They get him from ages 25 to 32, likely his prime years, for the best pitcher in baseball.

    It could be much worse I guess.
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    I'd like to see Kershaw be more aggressive and throw 3-7 MPH harder. The Dodgers don't pay him to have a great WHIP or FxIP.
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    Re: Kershaw breaks 30 million per year ave barrier

    Quote Originally Posted by WildcatFan View Post
    Sweet jeebus, $30m/7 per for a pitcher. The guy's only 25, but that may be the biggest gamble I've ever seen.

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    Re: Kershaw breaks 30 million per year ave barrier

    That's an absurd amount of money.

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    Re: Kershaw breaks 30 million per year ave barrier

    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty View Post
    Kiss Homer Bailey good bye after this season.
    While I have to admit my hopes are not up for the Reds retaining Homer, this deal does not shake me in regards to a Bailey extension.

    For all intensive purposes, Kershaw is a 6 WAR pitcher and Bailey is a 3 WAR pitcher. That's a difference of 15 MM on the free market, putting Bailey in the 15 MM ballpark.

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    Re: Kershaw breaks 30 million per year ave barrier

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    They get him from ages 25 to 32, likely his prime years, for the best pitcher in baseball.

    It could be much worse I guess.
    They could have gone 10 years.
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    Re: Kershaw breaks 30 million per year ave barrier

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    While I have to admit my hopes are not up for the Reds retaining Homer, this deal does not shake me in regards to a Bailey extension.

    For all intensive purposes, Kershaw is a 6 WAR pitcher and Bailey is a 3 WAR pitcher. That's a difference of 15 MM on the free market, putting Bailey in the 15 MM ballpark.
    I also continue to think that one of the reasons that Walt "has no money" now is that he's trying to sign Homer and/or Latos -- and has funds earmarked for that purpose.
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    Re: Kershaw breaks 30 million per year ave barrier

    *Sigh*

    Reds Rotation Opening Day 2016:

    Robert Stephenson
    Tony Cingrani
    Ben Lively
    David Holmberg
    Daniel Corcino/Sharky Rogers/Jon Moscot

    Back of Bullpen:

    RH8 Michael Lorenzen
    LH8 Ish Guillon
    CL Carlos Contreras
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    Re: Kershaw breaks 30 million per year ave barrier

    Quote Originally Posted by RedEye View Post
    I also continue to think that one of the reasons that Walt "has no money" now is that he's trying to sign Homer and/or Latos -- and has funds earmarked for that purpose.
    I can totally see that as well, though I bet he has his sights set on Latos first, I sure would.


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