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Old 01-15-2014, 05:54 PM
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Default Clayton Kershaw signs MONSTER contract extension

7 years, $215 million. The Chris Sale contract is looking more and more like an absolute steal every day. Kudos to Hahn for locking him up when he did.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-bi...6898--mlb.html
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:28 PM
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Looks like the Dodgers are the new Yankees. They said they would not be outbid on Tanaka and I believe them.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:37 PM
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:27 PM
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Looks like the Dodgers are the new Yankees. They said they would not be outbid on Tanaka and I believe them.
This has to stop somewhere, though, right? Depending on how the money is laid out in this deal, this means that by 2017 the Dodgers are going to have committed over $150 million to just 8 players (Kemp, Greinke, Gonzalez, Crawford, Ethier, Puig, Ryu, and now Kershaw) plus a couple of guys with options.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:28 PM
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This has to stop somewhere, though, right? Depending on how the money is laid out in this deal, this means that by 2017 the Dodgers are going to have committed over $150 million to just 8 players (Kemp, Greinke, Gonzalez, Crawford, Ethier, Puig, Ryu, and now Kershaw) plus a couple of guys with options.
They're desperately trying to deal Ethier, no? And I wouldn't be shocked if they trade Crawford at some point, too. But in either of those cases they'd probably have to eat a good chunk of that change.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:41 PM
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This has to stop somewhere, though, right? Depending on how the money is laid out in this deal, this means that by 2017 the Dodgers are going to have committed over $150 million to just 8 players (Kemp, Greinke, Gonzalez, Crawford, Ethier, Puig, Ryu, and now Kershaw) plus a couple of guys with options.
So long as the media money keeps jumping so will salaries. I think every team pretty much has $100M coming in before they ever sell a ticket. Build a winner and any team should be able to afford $150-170M in contracts.

Big city teams like the Dodgers get huge local TV/radio too.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:19 AM
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This has to stop somewhere, though, right? Depending on how the money is laid out in this deal, this means that by 2017 the Dodgers are going to have committed over $150 million to just 8 players (Kemp, Greinke, Gonzalez, Crawford, Ethier, Puig, Ryu, and now Kershaw) plus a couple of guys with options.
The Yankees payroll last year was something like $230M. So, even with $150M committed to 8 players, the Dodgers would still have $80M more to spend before reaching that level of payroll.
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:21 AM
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So long as the media money keeps jumping so will salaries. I think every team pretty much has $100M coming in before they ever sell a ticket. Build a winner and any team should be able to afford $150-170M in contracts.

Big city teams like the Dodgers get huge local TV/radio too.
LAD is already looking at a payroll of approximately $240-$250 million this season. I'm more thinking of how much these guys can realistically bid for Tanaka, how can you add another $20 million of payroll and posting fees on top of that, not to mention the length that some of these deals run. If they do sign Tanaka to say a 7 year deal worth around $15-$20 million annually, then in 2019 between just Kemp, Kershaw, and Tanaka they'd have approximately $70 million already committed to just 3 players.

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Old 01-16-2014, 11:41 AM
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Kershaw is obviously a cut above Sale (though he might be in the conversation for top three/four lefty in the game), but...

Kershaw is one year older than Sale, and with more than double the MLB innings on his arm. Over his next five years, (which is when he can opt out) he will make about $150M. Sale will make $56.5 over his next six years, and that's INCLUDING two buyout/option years.

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Old 01-16-2014, 11:44 AM
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Jesus, what am I doing with my life?
Indeed; seeing a contract like this send me into an existential tail spin as well.

With a 7 Billion (queue Carl Sagan) TV contract over 25 years (~280 Million per), they don't have much more wiggle room.
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Old 01-16-2014, 11:53 AM
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I'm just going to be blunt. It's the market. To those in wonder or complaining about contracts, get over it. Escalation is the norm.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:16 PM
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I'm just going to be blunt. It's the market. To those in wonder or complaining about contracts, get over it. Escalation is the norm.
Just commenting, don't think anyone is seriously surprised or upset. I do think the owners will push hard for a max salary ala the NBA when the next CBA comes up.
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:25 PM
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I'm just going to be blunt. It's the market. To those in wonder or complaining about contracts, get over it. Escalation is the norm.
Trout and Harper's contracts are going to be LEGEN .... wait for it .... DARY
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Indeed; seeing a contract like this send me into an existential tail spin as well.

With a 7 Billion (queue Carl Sagan) TV contract over 25 years (~280 Million per), they don't have much more wiggle room.
They have other sources of revenue, though, though of course they have other expenses, too.
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:18 PM
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Just commenting, don't think anyone is seriously surprised or upset. I do think the owners will push hard for a max salary ala the NBA when the next CBA comes up.
A cap would be great, IMO. Look at the parity in the NFL and, really, the NHL to an extent.
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