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The Dodgers won’t discuss an extension with Clayton Kershaw this season

May 8, 2012, 11:02 AM EDT

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Dodgers GM Ned Colletti said yesterday that he won’t discuss a long-term deal with Clayton Kershaw until the offseason, saying “Nothing will happen with us and Clayton this season.” Two observations:

1) Given that Kershaw signed a two-year deal before this season for $19 million, why would there be any expectation that they’d do a deal this year?  That’s a next year thing, right?; and

2) It’s kind of cute that Colletti implies that he’ll be the general manager when it’s time to sign Kershaw to an extension.  Just adorable.

  1. illcomm - May 8, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Let’s see how much Cole will make.

  2. Jeff J. Snider - May 8, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    I think the speculation comes from the fact that there’s new ownership with apparently deep pockets, and there might be a natural urge to extend him long-term while he only has one Cy Young under his belt.

    And I don’t think Coletti should be talking about what’s going to happen the rest of the season — if I’m the new ownership, I want someone better spending my money immediately. I don’t know if a GM has ever been fired with his team in first place, but it could happen any day now.

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