LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) - As the Dodgers head home to pick up the pieces from a failed postseason, Clayton Kershaw left to wonder why he had one of his worst outings of his professional life in his biggest moment.
The day after, ESPN is reporting the Dodgers offered him a lifetime contract $300 million during this past season and shockingly did not accept.
The star lefty also said a percentage of the salary will go to his charities.
Kershaw is brilliant in the regular season and in the playoffs up until last night, giving up seven runs in four innings in a elimination game.
“It’s hard,” Kershaw said. “There’s a lot of guys who worked so hard to get here. I wanted to win it for them. It’s a great group of guys. I haven’t had more fun playing baseball. The group of guys we have in here are so special, I just wanted to be part of the solution.”
Kershaw is the front-runner to win his second Cy Young title as he held the league’s best ERA, again