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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgoat_MN View Post
    Kershaw signs a contract that sets him up for life at age 25. He HAD to jump at it.
    His 2012 salary of $7.5M minus taxes etc set him up for life. His 2013 salary of $11M allows him to go for high-end luxury items and activities during his career and thereafter. This contract allows him to start a charitable foundation, act as a venture capitalist to foster innovation, or whatever else he can think up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm3319 View Post
    He got an additional $714K per year, not exactly a hefty raise (in ridiculous baseball money terms). It's basically an extra $5 million thrown in from the Dodgers for not having to risk 10 years on the guy. Great deal for both sides.

    Fun Fact: This works out to about 75 cents per heartbeat for Kershaw for the next 7 years. (according to Twitter)
    I should have stated that better. He got a raise in the per season plus the 5-year opt out that he wanted by going for less years. I only mentioned the per as it was one negotiating angle that he was allowed to win by the Dodgers in order to come off of the 10 year contract.
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    Lesson:

    next year's FA class will get smaller and smaller
    prices will only go up

    Conculsion:
    Stop waiting for, in Torii Hunter's words, "a future that will never come", and start winning now
    Lighten up Francis....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
    Lesson:

    next year's FA class will get smaller and smaller
    prices will only go up

    Conculsion:
    Stop waiting for, in Torii Hunter's words, "a future that will never come", and start winning now
    It frustrates me because of this because the Braves are a small-market team at this point due to arguably the worst TV deal in all of baseball and an ownership group with no intentions to invest at all in the team. They have one of the better young cores in the league with Heyward, Freeman, Simmons, Minor, Teheran, Kimbrel, et al, and yet none will take an extension offered thus far as they all know the money will be there in free agency. This occurs to the Rays as well, so they have learned the art of trading just before they hit free agency to a team that can afford their contract and can return prospects to maintain the Rays' success. The Braves haven't taken this approach yet, and as a fan of the team, it's hard to watch homegrown players go to another team. Brian McCann will be a much better fantasy option as a Yankee in 2014, but to a Braves fan, it will be painful to watch him abuse the short porch in New York because that's a young guy who came up with the team and made his value with the Braves. Yes, I know that guys like Chipper Jones, Barry Larkin, Craig Biggio, and such really don't exist anymore, but it doesn't mean I have to like that...
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    Sorry for the long run-on paragraph! Rant-dump.
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    If the Dodgers were a small-market team and couldn't sign Kershaw I assume the best time to have traded him was after the end of the 2012 season. A team would have a year or so to try to sign him to an extension and 2 years of service time. The Rays have come to terms with David Price and he has 2 years left before he can become a FA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsfan34 View Post
    It's a retarded amount of money.
    Beg your pardon?

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    Probably should have been a differently abled amount of money. We'll keep an eye on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dman View Post
    The thing that scares me about this is that if Sano, Buxton and some pitcher of ours become all stars then how are we going to keep these guys around at 30 Mill per year? Just those three would be 90 Mil at those prices. If that ends up the going rate 6 years from now.
    Well ownership will have to give up some of there profits ....hehehe or just raise ticket prices,and get a real regional tv contract

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    Think about it. His contract will end when he's 32. If he's healthy, and even if he's not as dominant he'll still probably get another massive contract. He's in line to make an ungodly amount of money over the next 10-12 years. Of course, Santana and Halliday showed how quickly it can all disappear, but it would be nice to have the best pitcher in baseball locked up for the next 7 years.

    Also makes you wonder what Trout's contract is going to look like.

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