I guess health has its privileges. And Anderson, for the first time since his rookie season, was healthy and started more than 30 games this year. In that time he went 10-0 with a 3.69 ERA and pitched a career-high 180.1 innings.
This is not a tremendous gamble for the Dodgers as Anderson was paid a base salary of $10 million in 2015 and had $4 million in performance incentives which, based on his number of starts and innings, one may presume he got. As such, if Anderson accepts the offer, they’re not giving him that much of a raise.