The Los Angeles Dodgers at one point were the hottest team in baseball and looked like they were a heavy favorite to win the World Series.
But things didn’t go their way as they were dropped by the St. Louis Cardinals in the National Championship Series. Now there were some talks near the end of the regular season that the Dodgers were interested in locking up both Clayton Kershaw and Hanley Ramirez with long term contracts.
Of course the team is going to take care of their Ace first, considering the man won his second Cy Young award (first in 2011) this season. With Kershaw winning Cy Young honors, that should add a large amount of money on top of what he and his agents were hoping to get.
Signing Kershaw to a long term contract should be the Dodgers top priority. You wouldn’t want to let one of your best pitchers in franchise history just walk away.
Now according to Bill Punkett on Twitter, the Dodgers and Kershaw are yet to begin contract talks. The 25 year old left handed Ace pitched in a career high 236 innings this season through 33 starts.
He put up a beautiful 1.83 ERA with 232 strike outs, 0.92 WHIP on top of a 16-9 win-loss record. This guy shouldn’t have a problem getting more than $250 million if that number was already considered.
Kershaw said there has been no talks on contract extension in off season. “Right now, I’m in LA for 1 year. That’s kind of how far I look”
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) November 14, 2013