1966, 1965, 1964 and 1963, when Sandy Koufax dominated. Of course, the mound was a lot higher then. I wonder how much better Clayton would
do with an eighteen inch mound? We’ll never know, but we do know this: Unless Clayton blows up in his last two starts, he should win the Cy Young – end of story!
Wins are not the best indicator of how well a pitcher pitches, but when you lead in strikeouts, ERA and wins you should win the Cy Young. There should be an investigation if someone other than Clayton Kershaw wins the award. I get the argument that Matt Kemp is on a team going nowhere, so how can he be the MVP? I don’t necessarily agree with it, but I can tolerate the argument. If Clayton finishes the year leading in ERA, strikeouts and wins, he is the Cy Young award winner. No Contest! There is no argument!
The Cy Young is for the best pitcher, not the most valuable pitcher (although I would be hard-pressed to name a more valuable pitcher).
Way to go, Clayton! I am so happy for you… and proud that you are a Dodger.
It’s sad, that paid attendance was only 32,000 to see him get #20!
THE “I TRIED TO TELL YOU” CATEGORY
It’s not over, but more and more people are starting to believe that Frank McCourt may hold on to the Dodgers… like I have been saying!
Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com writes about what I have been saying all year. By the way, when reading the article, it doesn’t sound like Dodger players want out like many of you may want to believe. Gwynn, Jr. and Kemp are talking anout wanting Prince Fielder Here’s what Gurnick says:
Speaking of money, how can a team that had to borrow to make payroll afford to pay Fielder, who is represented by Scott Boras?
Owner Frank McCourt gave a hint last week when he filed a request with the bankruptcy court to sell the Dodgers’ television rights. The crux of McCourt’s all-in legal strategy is that a new TV deal would provide ample liquidity to pull the business out of bankruptcy. He increased payroll $10 million a year ago in anticipation of such a deal with FOX that was rejected by Commissioner Bud Selig, a decision McCourt claims forced the bankruptcy.
If McCourt gets a green light from the court (with an Oct. 12 hearing scheduled), the anticipated revenue windfall could come in time for this winter’s free-agent market. And the Dodgers also have a potential $50 million coming off this year’s payroll in departing free agents.
With a half-empty stadium for much of this season, Dodgers management knows something dramatic is needed to win back customers for next season. Going young everywhere else and paying a king’s ransom to Fielder could be the ticket.