Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers agree

It wasn't unexpected, but still must give Los Angeles Dodgers fans quite a bit of relief: According to ESPN.com sources, the team and Clayton Kershaw agreed on a seven-year, $215 million deal. On one hand, it's a major risk, as pitchers are known to be vulnerable to unanticipated injuries. On the other, Kershaw turns 26 in March, and has won two of the last three NL Cy Young Awards (the lefty posted a 1.83 ERA in 2013). Also, the Dodgers aren't exactly in rebuilding mode; they won 92 games last season and reached the NLCS.

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  • In general, how do you feel about giving long-term, high-dollar contracts to elite starting pitchers?

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  • How many World Series will the Dodgers win over the duration of Clayton Kershaw's seven-year deal?

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  • How many games will Clayton Kershaw (77 wins, turns 26 in March) win in his career?

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