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November 18, 2011

Dodgers Lock Up Matt Kemp for Eight Years

by @ 10:55 am. Filed under Uncategorized

The Dodgers may have a defacto owner but they locked up one of the best players in 2011 for the forseeable future.  The Dodgers signed Matt Kemp to an eight year, $160 million deal today.  This is the biggest contract in the team’s history and it surpasses the $105 million deal they have Kevin Brown back in 1998.  If Kemp doesn’t win the MVP this year, then he got robbed.

Kemp gets a $2 million signing bonus an while he’ll make just $10 million in 2012, it goes up quite a bit from there.  He’ll make $20 million in 2013, $21 million in 2014 and 2015 then $21.5 million from 2016 through 2019.  It’s the biggest deal ever given to a National League player and the seventh largest deal ever in either league.

Kemp made just under $7 million in 2011 which was quite the bargain for what we got out of him.  It’ll fun seeing him in a Dodgers uniform for years to come.

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