Clayton Kershaw’s historic opening day start for the Los Angeles Dodgers demonstrated why the 25- year-old left-hander, who elicits comparisons to Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, might become the first $200 million pitcher in Major League Baseball history.
Drew Brees set records on the field as the New Orleans Saints quarterback this year and beat all other athletes off of it in the Power 100, a measure of performance, popularity and marketability, Bloomberg Businessweek reports on its website.
R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets paid homage to “the pantheon of knuckleballers” after becoming the first Cy Young Award winner who throws a pitch that many in Major League Baseball deride as a gimmick.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Zack Greinke reached an agreement on a six-year contract worth $147 million, the richest deal in Major League Baseball history for a right-handed pitcher, CBS Sports reported.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, winners of the past two National League West titles, are in last place with their smallest payroll in five years, a manager in the final year of his contract and the future of the team potentially in the hands of a divorce-court judge.