Marlins Way: How does Clayton Kershaw’s Contract Affect Jose Fernandez and Marlins?

Oct 18, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning in game six of the National League Championship Series baseball game at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David E. Klutho/Pool Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Clayton Kershaw signed a lucrative contract extension with the Dodgers earlier this week, becoming the first $200 million man in MLB history.

The immediate impact for the Miami Marlins will be the effect of Kershaw’s brand new contract on their own stud pitcher, Jose Fernandez.

Fernandez, who is a Scott Boras client, won’t be eligible to become a free agent until after the 2018 season, but you can count on his agent already salivating at the thought of how much money his client could bring in, if he can stay healthy.

Who will be baseball’s next $200 million pitcher? | CBS Sports

The Dodgers and ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw made history on Wednesday by agreeing to a massive seven-year, $215 million contract. The deal will be made official on Friday. It is the largest pitching contract in history (by $35 million) and largest contract in history in terms of average annual value (by $3.2 million).

Clayton Kershaw extension: A peek into Jose Fernandez’s contract future | Fishstripes

The Los Angeles Dodgers just signed an ace starter to the biggest average annual value of any deal in league history. It offers us a glimpse as to what the Marlins may expect from Jose Fernandez if everything goes right.

2014 Marlins Key Questions: Carter Capps in the bullpen | Fishstripes

The Miami Marlins are counting on Carter Capps, acquired in the Logan Morrison trade, to take over a key role in the bullpen. Can he manage that in 2014?

MLB Notebook: Fernandez joined elites in rookie year | MLB.com

During the 2013 season, Major League pitchers produced 198 starts in which a hurler completed at least seven innings pitched and allowed no more than three hits and no runs. No pitcher had more such outings than Miami’s Jose Fernandez, whose six not only topped the Majors in 2013, but placed the first-year phenom in a tiny club.

Marlins hope Rodriguez next reliever rebound success story | Sun-Sentinel

The Miami Marlins on Thursday announced the signing of right-handed reliever Henry Rodriguez to a minor league deal. It’s the kind of below-the-radar transaction that often has yielded great results for the Marlins.

Miami Marlins Prospects: No. 5 Anthony DeSclafini | Rant Sports

Right-handed pitcher Anthony DeSclafini cracks the top-five on my Miami Marlins top prospects list, but he may still be a year away from cracking a big league roster. The former sixth-round pick by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011 got his first crack in the Marlins organization last year after being involved in the big trade between the two teams.

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Greatest Moments in Marlins History: #74 Cishek with the RecordAndy Salgado

Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. For the past 2 moments we have talked about Marlins records and today we continue that trend. For moment 74 we are bringing you a record that is still active; but we are going to look at the record breaking game.

Marlins Invite More To Spring TrainingChris Logel

Juan Rodriguez, Marlins’ beat writer for the Sun Sentinel, is reporting that the Marlins have extended two more invitations to their Spring Training camp in February. One of those players was Henry Rodriguez, whom they just signed to a minor league deal.

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