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Clayton Kershaw

Draft Position and Tracking of Pitchers

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.12.2016 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Pitchers drafted in the late rounds represent much smaller investments for the teams and are therefore expendable. This creates an incentive for the teams to push those late round draft picks who throw very hard through the minor league system quickly with little concern for their futures.

Bryce Harper and the Future of Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.27.2016 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Harper's success in the face of so much pressure is an impressive accomplishment, but it is also part of a broader trend where top draft picks are now more likely than ever, injury notwithstanding, to become impact players.

Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw Takes Line Drive Straight To The Kisser

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 03.20.2015 | Sports

Kershaw said a piece of tooth was recovered.

Are Baseball Writers Discriminating Against Craig Kimbrel?

John A. Tures | Posted 01.10.2015 | Sports
John A. Tures

Once again, baseball writers are about to discriminate against a talented player for merely being the best at his position. If the sport was more about being a meritocracy, we would have a few more votes for Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel for the Cy Young Award.

How Would You Feel If You Were Clayton Kershaw?

Eric Trules | Posted 12.20.2014 | Sports
Eric Trules

It's bad enough having to drive by Dodger Stadium four times a week on my way to work. Down Academy Road, along Stadium Way, onto the 110 South. P...

Sport and Society for Arete-Baseball

Richard Crepeau | Posted 12.10.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

The playoffs opened September 30 with the Wild Card Game in the American League where the Kansas City Royals showed up as the surprise guest and host. Over and over again came the reminders that the Royals had not been in post-season play since 1985 when they won the World Series.

Hubris, and How Matt Kemp's Swing Saved LA (For the Moment)

Eric Trules | Posted 12.06.2014 | Sports
Eric Trules

Thanks to Matt Kemp and his beautiful, empathetic swing, we still have the Dodgers. At least for another day or two. Let's see what the Gods have in store for them in Game 3 in St. Louis Monday. Hold your breath, LA, it might be another lesson in... humility.

Kershaw Concludes Brilliant Season on Mound, Jolts Dodgers Into Playoffs

Dan Karpuc | Posted 11.25.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

Kershaw leads the entire MLB in ERA, wins, WHIP, strikeouts per nine innings, complete games, and winning percentage, while also placing in the top-5 in strikeouts, average allowed, strikeouts per walk ratio, and hits per nine innings. He picked up wins in each of his last seven starts.

A West Coast Post-Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

An all-West Coast World Series, a distinct possibility at this point, would present an image of baseball that is young, new and forward-looking, despite the inconvenient time zone for many in the East Coast.

Clayton Kershaw Has Real Potential to Be Most Dominant Lefty Ever

Dan Karpuc | Posted 09.01.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

Clayton Kershaw just pitched the best month in MLB history in June, going 6-0 with a 0.82 ERA with 61 strikeouts in 44.0 innings of work. Kershaw is the only pitcher in MLB history to be unbeaten with that many wins, that many strikeouts, and an ERA that low in a single calendar month.

MLB Midseason Awards: See Which Stars Take Home the Baseball's Most Prestigious Awards

Dave Kreissman | Posted 09.01.2014 | Teen
Dave Kreissman

Yes, I know we have of the games left in the 2014 MLB regular season. But still, somebody has to predict who will taking home baseball's biggest awards by season's end (and who'd deserve these awards if the season ended today).

Predicting Who Will Throw the Next No-Hitter

Dan Karpuc | Posted 08.20.2014 | Sports
Dan Karpuc

Throwing a no-hitter has long been one of the most coveted feats in the entire world of sports because of its rare occurrence. However, this significance has been lost in recent years. Let that soak in for a second.

What if the Dodgers Don't Win the Pennant This Year?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.30.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The Los Angeles Dodgers, pre-season favorites according to most baseball analysts and experts, are currently in first place in the NL West and have the best record in baseball after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks in a two game opening series in Australia.

Platitudes and Tautologies in Post-Season Baseball

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 12.03.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

With eight teams still left in the playoffs, baseball's biggest post-season battle, the one between platitude and tautologies, can begin.

What Is a Pitcher For?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.11.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

On August 25th of this year, Matt Harvey, the star pitcher for the New York Mets, suffered an injury that will require Tommy John surgery and cost him the rest of this season and most of the next one.

LOSING GRIP

San Bernardino County Sun, Calif. | J.P. Hoornstra | Posted 06.20.2013 | Los Angeles

Minutes after the Dodgers' 14th game, a bullpen-depleting 9-2 loss to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, manager Don Mattingly rhetorically asked what w...

Inspired by Hope

Clayton Kershaw | Posted 06.11.2013 | Sports
Clayton Kershaw

Something remarkable started the moment my wife, Ellen, and I first met Hope on a ministry trip to Zambia four years ago.

VOTE: Who Should Win The NL Cy Young Award?

Posted 11.14.2012 | Sports

While there were several superlative pitching performances in the National League -- there were five starters who had an ERA under 3.00 with at least ...