After reading a majestic article in which Magic Johnson albeit guaranteed Kershaw a contract of at least $200 million, I heard today that because of those comments negotiations have been heating up and some executives are thinking more in the $220 million + range. Is this smart?
Recent extensions of Verlander (5 years $180 mil) and Felix Hernandez (7, $175) have set the standard for the market as they are obviously two legitimate aces. How does Kershaw differ? Easy, he’s just 25. By locking him up now, the Dodgers are paying for his prime years, and a few years of decline. The Tigers locked up Verlander through the end of his prime, and well into decline, and the Mariners will also see much of Felix’s decline stage. For once, I think The Dodgers actually aren’t recklessly spending.
Stats show that these guys are pretty equally as dominant. All three have Cy Young awards, all three are historically durable, and all three have great stuff. Kershaw has young age, and being a lefty on his side here and I think the risk is completely worth the return in signing him to a big deal. Plus I just read that he is a relative of the dude who discovered the planet Pluto (RIP).
That to me is almost worth $100 million right there so this deal is seriously looking like a bargain.
oh and here’s one more little breaking ball gif to keep you happy.
EDIT: My Cousin Lazy Cat just brought this to my attention…Who’s curve buckled the batter worse? Either way, Got Heeeeeem.
to rock the greatest mustache we’ll see this season?
I know I know…it’s a week in, calm down Bobcat. No way, this shit is unreal. Cole woke up that morning and said “Fuck the world, I just got filthy rich. Daddy’s feelin pretty delicious, probably gonna pipe a few heaters down the middle today and still strike everyone out. I’m a dirty dog, and I’m gonna rock a Dirty Stache”.
Goose Gossage his shitting his pants right now, wondering if the crown of Greatest Stache’ may be threatened. If Cole keeps this up, Goose should be shaking in his boots.
And one more (in no way suggestive) picture just for funsies. I’m pretty sure that’s a hot dog cannon. No words.
Safe to say mustache of the week is in the bag.
Just wanted to get the blog started off with a bang. Is this the mustache of the week you ask? Frankly, no. I’m cooking up something a little better for you guys.
Now really quickly I want to address a few things about this most legendary photo. Who is Brian Harper (No relation to Bryce) talking to on the phone? My guess is his agent. What are they discussing? Any number of things, but my bet is on his career .329 OBP including his stellar .200 mark he reached in 1986.
Bravo Brian, the best thing you accomplished during your storied career was owning that legendary Cell Phone. All jokes aside, I would totally use this.
I know, I know…Everyone is wondering where I’ve been. The rumors have been swirling. Am I dead? Did I get knocked up? Did I take the millions I’ve made from blogging and retreat to a beautiful tropical land with a bombshell on my side. The answer to all of the above is of course, no. I simply took a small hiatus from baseball after I nearly fell into a deep depression brought on by a combination of Bobby Valentine, AAAA players in the bigs, and school work.
Now that we’re all on the same page, let’s move on. It’s a new season and oh my we are off to a great start. Expect new updates on the regular, and maybe a few guest posts from a good friend of mine, Lil Cat.
I know you all missed me so much, so let the games begin.