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Report: Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw talking new contract

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09:16 AM ET 03.30 | Record-breaking major league contracts were the order of the day, but baseball's newest financial power may yet be heard from. People familiar with the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity said Friday that the Dodgers were having contract conversations with former National League Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw. The cost of securing Kershaw long term rose earlier Friday when right-hander Justin Verlander agreed to a $180-million, seven-year deal with the Detroit Tigers, and catcher Buster Posey agreed to a $167-million, nine-year extension with the San Francisco Giants. Kershaw has said he doesn't want to deal with any negotiations once the season begins. The Dodgers open the season Monday against the Giants.

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March 30, 2013  09:55 AM ET

It's a good year to be a top tier pitcher.

March 30, 2013  10:05 AM ET
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It's a good year to be a top tier pitcher.

That's pretty much every year for the past 10 years.

March 30, 2013  10:49 AM ET
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That's pretty much every year for the past 10 years.

I'm sure glad that teams have come to their senses and are not giving out long term mega contracts any more.

March 30, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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I'm sure glad that teams have come to their senses and are not giving out long term mega contracts any more.

<hands Clem refurbished sarcasm button>

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March 30, 2013  12:34 PM ET

so,,Justin Verlander's contract## means Kershaw gets 7 years/ 200 millions contract?? after all its all about money and numbers!!!

March 30, 2013  12:36 PM ET
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It's a good year to be a top tier pitcher.

is good, only IF that kind of pitcher do not become a INJURY-PRONE player, where the pitcher pitch ten games then spend the rest of the 6 years in the DL,,,

March 30, 2013  02:14 PM ET

There is no way I am giving a pitcher no more than a 5 year deal even if he is only 25,unless I have a insurance policy with Lloyd's of London.

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March 30, 2013  03:48 PM ET

Everybody wants a Piece of The Pie!!!

March 30, 2013  05:59 PM ET

i wish they'd take some of this tv money and lower the ticket prices..

March 30, 2013  06:03 PM ET

Let's see. Multi-millionaire baseball players and the tedious game MLB has become or go outside and watch my grass grow. I'll take watching my grass.

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March 30, 2013  10:26 PM ET

You can add Wainwright to your list.

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March 31, 2013  06:18 AM ET

If anybody deserves a mega deal it's Kershaw.

 
March 31, 2013  06:18 AM ET
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I like this guy

Me too.

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