Ace Kershaw is going to make a boatload of cash with new deal
JAN 15, 2014 6:16p ET
Want to feel poor?
The two-time NL Cy Young winner, who turns 26 in March, agreed to a $215 million, seven-year deal on Wednesday, FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal confirmed. The deal makes the lefty the highest paid player in baseball and the first to make at least $30 million a year.
If the contract is divided up evenly over the seven years — Kershaw can opt out after five — that’s $30.71 million a season.
Over the last three years — he won Cys in 2013 and 2011 — Kershaw averaged 17 wins, 33 starts, 232 innings, 236 strikeouts and 105 pitches per start.
Now for the staggering numbers.
If Kershaw continues that pace, check out his earnings per category in the table below.
|$$$ made per category