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  1. The True Hollywood Story of Kobe's Crippling Contract

    Zach Lowe

    There are trades and contracts that require cold, calculating analysis about whether the logic of particular transactions accomplishes the clear goals of the franchises involved. Kobe Bryant's two-year, $48 million contract extension is not reall...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  2. The Andrew Bogut Conundrum: What Will the Warriors Do With Their ...

    Zach Lowe

    Andrew Bogut's impending free agency was going to be a secretly fascinating subplot to the coming NBA season, but Bogut, delightfully candid as always, yanked back the curtain by revealing the status of contract-extension talks with the Warriors in a...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  3. NBA Free Agency: On John Wall Getting Paid and Mike Miller's Move...

    Zach Lowe

    The Wizards, always Wizarding around, are on the verge of signing John Wall to the maximum-allowable contract extension — a five-year, $80 million mega-deal that precludes the Wizards from signing any of their other current players, including B...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  4. AL East Report: Laser Show Locked Up, O's Pen Gets a Boost

    Jonah Keri

    Two AL East contenders made moves Tuesday, one of them a win-now play, the other with an eye toward the future. The Red Sox locked up their franchise player, signing Dustin Pedroia to a seven-year, $100 million contract extension. The All-Star sec...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  5. A Brief History of George: Why Karl Is Out in Denver and Where He...

    Zach Lowe

    Earlier today the Denver Nuggets announced that head coach George Karl, reportedly seeking a contract extension, would part ways with the team with one year left on his deal. There are at least three big themes that have followed Karl through his ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  6. The Dodgers and the Curse of Plenty

    Jonah Keri

    As the calendar flipped over to June last season, the Dodgers faced what seemed like an easy decision. Six and a half months earlier, they had signed All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp to a $160 million contract extension, ensuring that their fran...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  7. Rays Lock Up Longoria for $100 Million ... and They're Just Getti...

    Jonah Keri

    The Tampa Bay Rays signed Evan Longoria to a six-year, $100 million contract extension, a deal that locks up the All-Star third baseman through at least 2022 and offers a glimpse into the future of the Rays and the sport. Longoria, 27, was signed ...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  8. Stray Shots: The DeMar DeRozan Bad Contract Extension Edition

    Zach Lowe

    DeMar DeRozan The rookie deal non-max extension is one of the least efficient/riskiest contracts in the NBA. It comes when a player is still very young, at a stage when it's possible to believe he might advance more in the next 12 months than he d...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  9. The Huddle: Evaluating the Offensive Line Class of 2008

    Robert Mays

    According to LONGtime Houston Chronicle reporter John McClain, the Texans have agreed to a contract extension with left tackle Duane Brown. The terms haven't been disclosed, but Brown, who was entering the final year of his rookie deal and has been a...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  10. Phillies Get Cole in Their Early Christmas Stocking

    Jonah Keri

    Cole Hamels agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Phillies that will pay him $144 million over six years. Looks like the biggest move of the trade deadline [puts on sunglasses] ... wasn't a trade at all. The deal is the second-largest eve...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  11. Opportunity Knocks and Opportunity Costs for Cain and Votto

    Jonah Keri

    When the news broke that the Giants had signed Matt Cain to a five-year, $112.5 million contract extension a year before he could hit the free-agent market, the first thought that popped into my head was opportunity cost. An economic term, opport...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  12. Grantland Network Podcast: The Basketball Jones

    The Basketball Jones

    Join The Basketball Jones on the sonic journey that is The Overdose. Today's topics include: the "Free Steve Nash" movement, Russell Westbrook's five-year contract extension, the Celtics' slow start, and the possibility of Kyrie Irving playing for Au...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  13. Exit Music for Arsene Wenger

    Mike L. Goodman

    Is it time for Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal? His contract runs out at the end of this season. Arsenal have offered him an extension, but it remains unsigned. The club could change its mind. The Gunners have gone from contending for the title to cli...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  14. The Two Towers: Is Arizona's Front Office Reloading the Diam...

    Jonah Keri

    On February 3, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced contract extensions for the franchise's two most visible leaders, general manager Kevin Towers and manager Kirk Gibson. At first glance, this seemed like standard operating proce...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  15. The murky waters of restricted free agency are on their way to 20...

    Zach Lowe

    Gordon Hayward headlines a crop of players who will have to wait for their paydays. Plus, a few things to like and dislike.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2013
  16. Verlander, Posey, and the Death of Free Agency

    Jonah Keri

    Justin Verlander and Buster Posey both signed gigantic contract extensions, underscoring a growing trend in baseball: the death of free agency. Already signed through 2014, Verlander's extension with the Tigers will last five years and pay him $14...

    Blog | April 01, 2013