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!