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Old 05-08-2016, 11:36 AM
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Default Clayton Kershaw

80-0 when given 4+ run support.

Only three times in the last 100 years has a pitcher had 3 consecutive games with 10+ k and no walks. Kershaw has two of those. The best!
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He's the best arm in the game, and worth every penny of his contract. Barring any injury, he will go down as one of the best in the history of the sport.
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Old 05-08-2016, 04:15 PM
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I'm a fan and he seems like a decent guy too.
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80-0 when given 4+ run support.

Only three times in the last 100 years has a pitcher had 3 consecutive games with 10+ k and no walks. Kershaw has two of those. The best!
10/3/14 Kershaw was given 6 runs (Dodgers scored 9 in game) but Kershaw allowed 8 earned runs and lost.
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:09 PM
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10/3/14 Kershaw was given 6 runs (Dodgers scored 9 in game) but Kershaw allowed 8 earned runs and lost.
Playoff game wasn't it.
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i used to be a billingsley guy when they first came up but i've come around on kershaw. we've always known he was special long before, but he's about the perfect baseball player on and off the field. ferocious competitor always working to improve his game and gain an edge, whether a new pitch or batting. has his faith but doesn't have the holier-than-thou attitude. builds schools and churches in africa, but you'll never hear him toot his own horn or have a big national story written about him...he pretty much ignores his own local station that carries the dodgers games.
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Old 05-09-2016, 12:50 AM
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Playoff game wasn't it.
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:53 AM
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I think I have to say that Kershaw is now the best I've ever seen. Better than Pedro, better than Maddux. It's just unbelievable that he's getting even better now.

In the past five years, he's won three Cy Young Awards, was runner up once, and finished third place last year. And this year? He's showing a career-best 218 ERA +. He's struck out 77 batters, and has walked 4 in 8 starts. He's walking one batter every other game, lol. His WHIP right now is 0.726. He's striking out 11.2 batters per 9 IP.

Get this card, guys, while it's still semi-affordable.



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I think I have to say that Kershaw is now the best I've ever seen. Better than Pedro, better than Maddux. It's just unbelievable that he's getting even better now.

In the past five years, he's won three Cy Young Awards, was runner up once, and finished third place last year. And this year? He's showing a career-best 218 ERA +. He's struck out 77 batters, and has walked 4 in 8 starts. He's walking one batter every other game, lol. His WHIP right now is 0.726. He's striking out 11.2 batters per 9 IP.

Get this card, guys, while it's still semi-affordable.



When I get my dental work paid off, the first thing I'm doing is selling mine, and upgrading it to a Beckett-graded. My card is sharp, but the centering is off a little left to right, and there's a slight diamond cut on the left and right edges.


I respectfully disagree. As much as I would like to have a fellow southpaw at the head of the pack, I believe Pedro Martinez was the best I've ever seen...and there is more of a gap between he and the next three (Maddux, RJ and Kershaw) than between the Maddux, Johnson and Kershaw.

Pedro was at his most dominant when hitters were at their most dominant. At 170 pounds, it was absolutely difficult to believe even when watching. He also shared the stage with Maddux, Johnson and PEDClemens.

It's easy to forget what an offensive game it was when Pedro and Maddux pitched. Much more offense than now.


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Have to agree with Ray on this one, Pedro M. was the best pitcher I ever saw. Kershaw surely is tough and certainly a case can be made he`s the best pitcher in today`s game. Maybe I`m jaded living in the Boston area and having seen most of Pedro`s starts, but anyone that pitched the the 1990`s when 40 bombs was "eh so what" and made half his in the A L East and still flirted with an ERA around 2.00, WOW. Lastly, when the old timers tell me Pedro was the nearest to Koufax in their hay days that says a lot. Sorry to hijack the thread but these discussions are very fun and interesting. My 2 cents..........
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