Sources: Clayton Kershaw To Be A 200 Million Dollar Man

“You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of money, but what I said was: Give me all the money you have." (via)

“You may have thought you heard me say I wanted a lot of money, but what I said was: Give me all the money you have.” (via)

Earlier this morning, we learned that Paul Goldschmidt signed with Arizona for five years and $32m. Snooze.

Later, we heard that Justin Verlander signed an extension with the Tigers for $140m in new money. Boring.

After that, it was Buster Posey for nine years and $167m with the Giants. Zzzzzz.

None of that seems all that interesting any longer, because I can reliably report that Clayton Kershaw is going to sign an eight-year, $200m (or possibly slightly more) extension with the Dodgers, possibly as soon as tonight. If so, that would blow away all of us — myself included — who thought that $200m was an unattainable goal, though clearly deals since then have impacted that.

No word yet on the structure of the deal, but if it begins in 2013, as I expect it would, then it would cover Kershaw’s age 25-32 seasons. It’s a ludicrous amount of money, but that is exactly the timeframe I want a pitcher, and Kershaw’s obviously the kind of pitcher (and person) you’d want to lock up for that.

It’s not official yet, but I expect it to be in the next 24-48 hours, if not sooner. Much more to come, no doubt.

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Batted Bob
Batted Bob

If anyone has the MLB at bat app it's now loaded with classic games including Gibsons HR, 81 vs the Yankees, a few we lost against the Yankees & As in the 70s, and some Koufax.

Lobo
Lobo

Random thoughts on the game and stadium.  The new scoreboards are super nice.  Great picture quality and great new layout for the lineups and player info on the right field scoreboard.  Only complaint is they no longer show what batters did in their previous at bats, I'd much rather see that than info on how many balls and strikes the pitcher has thrown, especially since that's already shown elsewhere in the stadium.  Overall a great improvement though.

Crawford looks good.  He made solid contact tonight and looked confident at the plate.  On the flipside, Beckett did not look good.  His command seemed to be off and he had trouble putting the Angels hitters away.  He didn't walk anyone (I don't think) but he certainly wasn't as sharp as he needed to be, especially against guys as dangerous as Trout.

Dodger Dogs and Chocolate Malts are still as delicious as ever.

If not for the AJ Ellis grand slam, Puig would have been the most exciting thing about this game.  Oh, and he has a great arm in right field.

I didn't see them personally but my dad and brother said the new urinals are nice.  Rejoice at the death of the troughs.

TL;DR

Scoreboards, Crawford, food, AJ, PUIG good.  Beckett not so good.  Urinals>trough.

EephusBlue
EephusBlue moderator

@Lobo Very pleased to hear they got rid of those piss buckets are gone. Not a fan. Dividers would be nice

Tony88
Tony88

@Lobo Underneath the season stats, it showed game stats...

Cochito Commish
Cochito Commish

@LA_Woman I just noticed you sent an email about the league. Did you get your questions figured out or do you still wanna talk about it?

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

@LA_Woman I don't even drink coffee and rarely energy drinks! Maybe my dog needs to take me for walks more often

Tony88
Tony88

@EephusBlue @Lobo Agree on the dividers. Now, you'll wait longer to piss with no privacy. They also took out the mens bathroom at Reserved section 27. Now, you have to walk over behind homeplate. That sucks.

Lobo
Lobo

@Tony88 @Lobo Really?  I saw the stats for the batter against the pitcher in his career.  Maybe they changed it later in the game and I didn't notice.

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

@Antonio G I can't freaking wait until June. One of my best friends is from Mexico and his brother is getting married. I've been to their family weddings before and HOLY CRAP are they fun. It'll be a taste of Mexico right here in 'Merica

Cochito Commish
Cochito Commish

@DeucesWild For what it's worth, you want to avoid most of Mexico right now haha. My first night there I saw a couple guys beating each other up in the middle of the street. The second my plane landed I wanted to come back. 

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

@Antonio G I've been told to avoid it, hot and full of scorpions. I want to visit though because that's where my great grandpa was from. He was an old school vaquero, he crossed the border with his 2 guns on his hips. I even have the picture. I haven't heard great things about Durango though, so I'm always trying to get some insight. Maybe I'll just stick to Leon where I know I'm safe and love the city

Cochito Commish
Cochito Commish

@DeucesWild For the most part, yeah. 

I went once when I was little so I don't really remember much about it. 

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

@Antonio G Hope you got everything taken care of. 

Have you ever been to Durango? 

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

@Antonio G You saw the AJ slam and missed most of Beckett's meltdown, you came away a winner

DeucesWild
DeucesWild

@Antonio G HAHA you should've refreshed like 8 hours ago. This original post and comment thread was wiped out and put on the new server. Sorry bud, but that is pretty damn funny

Cochito Commish
Cochito Commish

@DeucesWild I thought nobody was posting because the site had been at like 195 comments so I refreshed and boom. 700 fucking comments.I missed out on all the fun. 

Tony88
Tony88

@EephusBlue @Lobo I just found out that behind the new concession stand is the relocated bathroom so, no, you do not need to walk all the way to middle. My bad...

Tony88
Tony88

@LA_Woman @Tony88 @EephusBlue @Lobo The new concessions and new team store were really nice to see on the reserved level.  Kids play area looked like a lawsuit waiting to happen though. I thought it could have been more Dodger/Baseball themed as well...

Tony88
Tony88

@EephusBlue @Tony88 @Lobo Oh, I agree, but, at you could pile in. Now, its like the troughs but, spaced out so less people can get in and since they actually removed a bathroom, its gunna be crazy.  Yay for not getting actually pissed on, so that is a plus...

Tony88
Tony88

@Lobo @Tony88 Idk...I mean, they had issues all over tonight, but, when Trumbo was up, after I noticed his game line. It may rotate. Did you see the bad pixel in the right field board? I hope they fix that by Monday...