The Dodgers won’t discuss an extension with Clayton Kershaw this season

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Dodgers GM Ned Colletti said yesterday that he won’t discuss a long-term deal with Clayton Kershaw until the offseason, saying “Nothing will happen with us and Clayton this season.” Two observations:

1) Given that Kershaw signed a two-year deal before this season for $19 million, why would there be any expectation that they’d do a deal this year?  That’s a next year thing, right?; and

2) It’s kind of cute that Colletti implies that he’ll be the general manager when it’s time to sign Kershaw to an extension.  Just adorable.