Clayton Kershaw

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Clayton Kershaw’s MVP Tiebreaker

Clearly I’m biased, but I would have voted for Clayton Kershaw to win MVP. Shocking, right? I won’t go through the entire exercise of creating a full mock ballot (though, without a ton of thought, I’d probably go Kershaw-Cutch-Lucroy-Rendon-Stanton for the top five), but the distance between Kershaw and Andrew McCutchen would be very narrow. McCutchen was…

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Clayton Kershaw, Most Valuable Everything

Another day, another Clayton Kershaw accolade, though of course this one is far more impressive than yesterday’s Cy Young victory. Kershaw is your 2014 NL MVP, the first Dodger to win the award since Kirk Gibson in 1988, and just the second in the 40 seasons since Steve Garvey took it home in 1974. (Somehow….

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So, About Clayton Kershaw And Tipping Pitches…

In the aftermath of last night’s disaster, the big question is: Did Clayton Kershaw tip his pitches? Harold Reynolds says yes, but my cat says no, so that sort of cancels each other out. Former pitcher Danny Graves, working for something called 120 Sports, claims that Kershaw was, and he can show you why. You can…

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The Eight Billionth Way Clayton Kershaw Is Awesome

Kudos, really, to the schedule-maker today. There’s no game tonight, and I’m pretty happy about that. It’s a perfect break before what should be a celebratory three-game series against the Rockies, meaningful for absolutely nothing other than getting a few swings, a few cheers and a few laughs. The playoff roster doesn’t need to be…

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Dodgers 9, Giants 1: NL West champions

The Dodgers won the National League West for a second consecutive year by defeating the Giants on Wednesday night 9-1 behind a great performance by Clayton Kershaw and some timely hitting (the best equation for success). The Giants actually struck first, as Kershaw was in a spot of bother in the third inning. With runners…