Tag Archives: Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw agrees to a record-breaking deal that somehow feels like a bargain

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The Dodgers have agreed with Clayton Kershaw on a 7-year, $215 million contract, one that has an opt-out clause after five years, according to Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com. It’s a record-breaking deal that makes him the highest paid pitcher in history, passing both CC Sabathia‘s average annual value and Justin Verlander‘s total contract amount. Yet, the deal feels like a ... Read More »

Rumor Mill – Winter Meetings: the amusing Uribe mess, Kemp trade talks add a team, thoughts on Price

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Juan Uribe has had a confusing day, though the Dodgers weren’t really involved in it. Neither him or the team were publicly active, but the journalists reporting about his status certainly have been. I mean, what does MLB Trade Rumors exist for if not for sequences like this? 9:53am: The Marlins are interested in adding Juan Uribe to fill their ... Read More »

Kirk Gibson latest D-Backs figure to join franchise’s faux macho BS press tour against Dodgers

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The Dodgers and Diamondbacks are playing down in Australia in late March, so they’ve both sent reps ahead of time to basically do PR and take an vacation. This has made Kirk Gibson angry at the Dodgers for no real reason, which means I’m guessing Kevin Towers told him to do it. “I’ll give you an example,” Gibson said. “Look ... Read More »

Arbitration estimates for 7 Dodgers shows the team has a few difficult decisions to make

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The Dodgers have seven players who are arbitration eligible this off-season, and Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors completed all his arbitration estimates yesterday, which highlighted the fact that the Dodgers have a bunch of decisions to make. Swartz has generally been spot on in his estimates of money, but cost isn’t what’s important to the Dodgers. Sure, to an ... Read More »

Alexander Guerrero agrees to 4-year/$28 million deal, ending pursuit of Cano & Ellis’ Dodger career

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The Dodgers have finally agreed to a deal with free agent Cuban SS/2B Alexander Guerrero on a 4-year/$28 million contract, according to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com. Sanchez also reports that there are performance escalators in the deal of $1 million per season that can take the total value to $32 million. $10 million of the contract is in the signing ... Read More »

2013 NLCS Game 2: Dodgers 0, Cardinals 1 – The game summarized in one GIF

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The Dodgers lost Game 2 of the 2013 NLCS, 0-1, to the Cardinals. Clayton Kershaw pitched a gem, but this happened to A.J. Ellis: That’s the game in one GIF, basically. —– At least Kershaw was great … again. Besides that, though, they can’t hit. Yasiel Puig struck out four times, Juan Uribe couldn’t come through, Michael Young is doing ... Read More »

[Updated] Dodgers 2013 NLCS player panic ratings: Which player will fans flood my mentions with curse words about?

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I did player panic ratings for the Dodgers before the NLDS, so I figured why not do them for the NLCS too? See, while fans go nuts at players during the regular season, they absolutely lose sanity during the postseason. I understand that, because there’s more at stake, but sane people let it go after they calm down, while insane ... Read More »

Bill Plaschke moralizes over Kevin Towers, forgets that he called for beanball wars himself

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Most seem to hate it when Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times gets up on his perch to crow about something or other, partially because it’s so smug and holier-than-thou in execution, but also partially because he’s wildly inconsistent and regularly hypocritical. The latter reason is something that was especially noticeable today, as he riffed on Diamondbacks GM Kevin ... Read More »

2013 NLDS Game 4: Dodgers 4, Braves 3 – Part 2 – The aftermath + celebration GIFS

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The Dodgers won. Celebration time? Celebration time. —– The man of the day, Juan Uribe. Vindicated, in a way. Yasiel Puig and Matt Kemp show why he’s a clubhouse favorite. Puig also destroyed a TBS camera while Uribe was being interviewed. Hanley Ramirez goes nuts (also notice Adrian Gonzalez laughing at Hanley on the right before Puig dumps him): Nick ... Read More »

Around The Web: 2013 Dodgers prospect team, NPB posting changes, Cuban law changes

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Jurgen Klopp mad? Yeah, he mad. —– Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Dustin Nosler names his 2013 Dodgers prospect team. Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Also names his most surprising and most disappointing prospects. RotoGraphs: Ricky Nolasco‘s adjustments have made him closer to the real deal than not. So it seems here that Nolasco’s year is something close to being “for real,” and while ... Read More »

Around The Web: Puig stuff, Hanley extension, Kershaw’s approach, PED-friendly gene

Yahoo! Sports: Maybe not pressuring Yasiel Puig to change everything he does is for the best? The Dodgers hardly ever lose anymore, and that’s partly to do with Puig. Sometimes he leads that. Sometimes he floats along. Sometimes, granted, his decisions pull in the other direction. The games will get bigger. Puig, like the Dodgers’ patience, will be tested. “I ... Read More »