Kershaw is the best pitcher in baseball. Plus he's still only 25-26 ?He's a proven stud. That contract is really a hometown discount compared to whats been signed. If he stays all seven its 17.8 million per year. If Boras think Max is worth that than he better look elsewhere to get the money. Until Max does it a couple of more years he's not in the same conversation with Kershaw. Plus Max is 29?
Kershaw can opt out at 30 years old and still get another huge deal. In five years Max will have probably hurt his arm and be a shell of what he was last season.
I love Max but give him anywhere near the money Kershaw gets DOES screw us. Give the money to Cabrera. I'll take an elite hitter or an elite pitcher all day long. Even Kershaw.
Screw us? If anything it might have helped DD make up his mind about what to do with Max. I think the writing is on the wall. Thanks Max. You were fun to watch. Good luck in LA.
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