LA Dodgers Offered Pitcher Clayton Kershaw A HISTORY Making Contract To Stay With The Team

Apparently the LA Dodgers are very serious about keeping Clayton Kershaw.

The potential NL CY Young winner was reportedly offered the largest contract ever given to a pitcher: a staggering $300 million dollars early in the season.

Buster Olney of ESPN reports:

The Los Angeles Dodgers offered left-hander Clayton Kershaw essentially a lifetime contract in the range of $300 million — “an A-Rod deal” — earlier this season, according to a source with knowledge of its scope and structure.

The two sides were unable to finish negotiations, sources say, because Kershaw was initially uncertain about committing to a deal so encompassing, and about having contract talks during the season.

But the negotiations progressed enough that there is confidence among some with knowledge of the talks that a long-term deal — perhaps more conservative in length than the massive contract initially proposed by the Dodgers — will be concluded this winter, with a significant portion of money being devoted to a charity of Kershaw’s choosing.

The Dodgers' organization isn't afraid to throw out large sums of money to keep their players around. Congrats to Kershaw!