The KERSHAW Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. MZA

    MZA MODERATOR Staff Member

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    I think this is the best thing I can say when people question whether or not CK will stay.

    If the Mariners can keep Felix Hernandez, the Dodgers can keep Clayton Kershaw.
     
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    Among qualifying pitchers (1,000+ innings).

    As Kersh said: "I have plenty of time to blow it"...but still pretty cool. Didn't know if it was posted or not.
     
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    Make that the live ball era
     
  4. irish

    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    fixed
     
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    Starting Pitchers
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    Lowest Career ERA: Clayton Kershaw
     
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    blank check
     
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    Get him signed. Offer him the moon and the stars as a signing bonus. Pretty sure GG can arrange that ;)
    :vrp:
     
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    Trade him for Delino DeShields Jr.
     
  9. irish

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    that still hurts
     
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    With the potential of A-Rod coming off the books for a couple of years I would say the Yankees have a slight edge over the Rangers even with the whole Texan thing. What are the chances he actually wants to stay when he makes it to free agency? I say it's slipping with each start. Guy has the chance to be one of the best, I honestly don't think he wants to be sitting on the couch every October. In all honesty, he doesn't deserve to be either.
     
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    I'll say it again. If the Mariners can keep Felix, Mark will find a way to keep Kershaw.
     
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    Even with our crappy start, the organization is definitely going in the right direction.
     
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    How long is he under team control?

    I just don't think the owners are going to let him get away. I feel this season is an anomaly. Injuries everywhere, Kemp and Dre playing bad. I just don't think it can stay this bad to force CK to make the decision to leave the Dodgers.
     
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    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/page/rumblings130607/five-players-contract-situations-fascinating

    Yup.
     
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    I'd trade Puig to the AL for the AL and Kershaw to the NL for the NL.

    We'd win every WS for the nest 10 years .
     
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    Something I worry about with Kershaw is how dependent his is on his slider now. All through the minors he didn't throw one and the last couple of years he's thrown it ~10-15% of the time. We saw early this season Greinke have elbow issues and he cut his slider usage down tremendously, and instead has gone to a cutter which is roughly the same speed but with just less break and of course less strain on the elbow. Maybe Kershaw could do the same?
     
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    The slider is the reason for ALOT of the injuries and the growth in injuries over the past 20 years.it's a lot easier to grip and learn to throw than a curve but it also takes a lot more toll on the arm(shoulder and elbow).

    As for greinke,the slider was never a plus-plus pitch.he's always been fastball-curve-change kinda guy and all 3 rate really well.he has developed a nice cutter though and it(along with his change) really helps against lefties specifically
     
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    I'm not saying I hope it happens, just that you don't let a Kershaw walk due to fear of injury when you have the money the Dodgers do.
     
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