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Dodgers’ Kershaw lands endorsement deal with Subway

On Wednesday, Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw became the youngest pitcher to win three Cy Young awards and the following day was named NL MVP for the first time in his career.Off the field, Kershaw lives with his wife, Ellen. They have a charity, Kershaw’s Challenge. Although it wasn’t in the form of an award, Kershaw’s 2014 season led to another achievement. According...
Via On-Base Talk
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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 only half a win...
Via Dodgers Digest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw wins NL MVP

Apparently, the MVP is not a hitter’s award. Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Clayton Kershaw hit .175 this year, with three RBIs, 24 strikeouts and a stolen base. However, for the first time since 1968, a pitcher has been named the National League’s most valuable player. There isn’t much that I haven’t said about Kershaw since April. His pitching stats are incredible. The...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw Wins National League MVP

  Clayton Kershaw is having the best off season EVER. After just adding another Cy Young Award to his collection, it has been announced that he won the NL MVP. Clayton Kershaw receives 18 of 30 first-place votes to win MVP. Giancarlo Stanton finishes 2nd, Andrew McCutchen 3rd. — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 13, 2014 Congratulations. The post...
Via Geeks and Cleats
13 days ago  |  Discuss

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. Just check out Mike Schmidt & Joe Morgan from that year. Geez.) That...
Via Dodgers Digest
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers news: Clayton Kershaw wins NL Cy Young

This post has been in my “drafts” basically since June. In the least surprising news of the century, Los Angeles Dodgers’ pitcher Clayton Kershaw was awarded the National League Cy Young award on Wednesday, the third time the 26-year old has been honored as the best pitcher in the national league. I will use this picture of Kershaw every chance I get 2014 marks the third time...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Just like every year: Clayton Kershaw, Cy Young winner

Like there was ever any question. Of course Clayton Kershaw was going to win the NL Cy Young award, and despite some worry that someone would foolishly toss a vote to Adam Wainwright or Johnny Cueto, of course he was going to win it unanimously. Like with Hanley Ramirez receiving and then declining the qualifying offer, it’s fun to have situations where it’s so clear what...
Via Dodgers Digest
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Clayton Kershaw and the Others

I understand why the BBWAA announces finalists for awards before it announces the winners — they’re trying to build some suspense, some anticipation, and, okay, that’s fine, even if the finalists don’t tell us much we couldn’t predict. For example, we’ve long known the AL Cy Young was going to come down to Felix Hernandez […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Nabors: the anti-Clayton Kershaw

Last season, when I came up with my first Kyle Davies and Dan Meyer Award winners for 2013, a comment accused me of focusing too much on the negative. It was a fair enough comment since the awards go to the worst players in a particular baseball season. There is just something that fascinates me about players that do not succeed in such a spectacular fashion. The world focuses...
Via The Flagrant Fan
15 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB award predictions: Which players shined above the rest?

The 2014 MLB season is now in the books, and it’s time to take a look back at the regular-season stars that set the table for a great postseason. The breathtaking moments and clutch performances taking place from the end of September until the last out of the World Series can sometimes skew our judgement and cause us to forget about those that played at a level above the...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

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