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Clayton Kershaw doesn’t want to talk contract once the season starts

Feb 12, 2013, 4:49 PM EDT

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Clayton Kershaw has said he’s open to negotiating a long-term contract extension, but the Dodgers’ ace doesn’t want to talk about a deal once Opening Day arrives.

“I don’t think I’m going to let it go into the season,” Kershaw told Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, adding that no negotiations have taken place yet.

Kershaw is making $11 million this season and will be arbitration eligible again in 2014, so there’s no huge rush for the Dodgers to get something done. Still, with Felix Hernandez‘s new $175 million extension with the Mariners becoming official today Kershaw (or at least Kershaw’s agent) has to be thinking about becoming the first $200 million pitcher.

  1. rayderray - Feb 12, 2013 at 6:54 PM

    Niet! Niet! Pay heem he’s mah-knee…

  2. rayderray - Feb 12, 2013 at 6:55 PM

    Pay that man his mah-knee.

  3. sportsnut101 - Feb 12, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Sure give him 20 mil a yr for ten yrs. we already give players 200 plus contracts

  4. yankeepunk3000 - Feb 12, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    so crazy to see sooo much go to a pitcher but I was fine with C.C.s deal being a Yankee and if you put aside the insane amount of mula then yea he SHOULD get it because he is that good. Will probally be a Dodger for like 8 more years lol. Probally the best young arm out there in years. Roy Halladay status now I truly believe it and damn it I love Roy halladay

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