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It’s Saturday, Here Are Clayton Kershaw Fun Facts

Today is the second anniversary of Clayton Kershaw‘s no-hitter against the Rockies. That’s not what this post is about, but it’s as good a time as any to reflect briefly upon how incredible¬†Kershaw’s 2016 season has been. The facts within this post are inspired by this tweet: Kershaw’s K:BB rate is 19.0. K:BB rates after…

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Yasiel Puig, Clayton Kershaw and a game of chicken

Everything coming out of the Dodgers’ front office so far this winter has pointed to reducing player salaries and building around young talent. This doesn’t mean the collective wallet will be closed. I still think the Dodgers end up with Zack Greinke or David Price. But if they don’t, their best and most attractive trade…

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The Clayton Kershaw Plan For Game 4

I don’t fault the Dodgers for deciding to go with Clayton Kershaw on three days rest in Game 4. It’s better than relying on Alex Wood, right? And you can complain about how they didn’t go get a better third starter — as though the injuries to Brandon McCarthy or Hyun-jin Ryu never happened, or…

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Which Dodger Pitcher Is Leading The Cy Young Race?

Jackie Robinson‘s debut came way back in 1947, and that seems like as good a line as any to draw between “then” and “now.” Since then, there have been 5,362 qualified pitcher-seasons. Let’s rank the top 15 by ERA: 1.12 — Bob Gibson, 1968 1.53 — Dwight Gooden, 1985 1.56 — Greg Maddux, 1994 1.60…