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Re: kershaw hype thread

Postby MrE » Wed May 14, 2008 5:33 pm

Meh, I use that forum for opinions. Its interesting to see how the greater mob of fans rate/react to certain trades. My decisions are my decisions, and I often rank players quite differently. Still, their is not any harm in seeking out other opinions.
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Re: kershaw hype thread

Postby Another Blown Save » Thu May 22, 2008 11:26 pm

Bumping this thread

Kershaw could be called up to bigs
Lefty exits Minors start after one frame, prompting speculation

By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com

Dodgers phenom left-hander Clayton Kershaw had the kind of start for Double-A Jacksonville on Thursday night that will only fuel speculation he's about to become a Major Leaguer.

Kershaw faced three Carolina Mudcats, struck out two, then was yanked by manager John Shoemaker, completely healthy. By starting Thursday night, Kershaw is on schedule to start again Tuesday, which happens to be the next time the Dodgers need a fifth starter in Chicago.

But it could be sooner than that. By throwing only one inning and a pregame warmup (the equivalent of a bullpen session), Kershaw could be slipped into the Dodgers rotation as early as Saturday night, when Brad Penny is scheduled to start. That would buy an extra day or more for Penny, who has scuffled through his past four starts while pitching through shoulder stiffness.

Beginning with Tuesday's game in Chicago, the Dodgers will need a fifth starter on about a traditional five-day rotation through the All-Star break. The last time the spot came up on Saturday in Anaheim, manager Joe Torre went with the tandem of Chan Ho Park for four innings (one earned run), followed by Hong-Chih Kuo for four scoreless innings in the 6-3 win.

Kershaw, a first-round Draft pick in 2006, jumped onto the Major League radar during a stunning Spring Training. Brought over from Minor League camp March 9, Kershaw allowed a home run to the first batter he faced in an exhibition game and didn't allow another run in 14 innings, striking out 19 with three walks.

But management sent Kershaw back to Double-A Jacksonville anyway, with a mandate that he pitch no more than 25 innings a month to ration his arm for a possible pennant-stretch role in Los Angeles.


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Re: kershaw hype thread

Postby TonyCee » Thu May 22, 2008 11:27 pm

I'm excited and I just can't hide it, I'm about to lose control and I think I like it !+)
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Re: kershaw hype thread

Postby deutschland » Fri May 23, 2008 1:21 am

lol, he was just sitting there all lonely in free agency in my deep ESPN league :-D
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Re: kershaw hype thread

Postby Kingctb27 » Fri May 23, 2008 1:26 am

If he allows a hit in his debut I am not using my #1 priority on him.
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Re: kershaw hype thread

Postby activechamp2006 » Fri May 23, 2008 1:41 am

Kingctb27 wrote:If he allows a hit in his debut I am not using my #1 priority on him.


that's harsh. haha. :-b
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Re: kershaw hype thread

Postby daniel80111 » Fri May 23, 2008 1:43 am

Its so nice to have #1 waiver priority!! Someone in my league that had #1 last week used his to get Chris Perez...I am now so thankful for that.
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Re: kershaw hype thread

Postby J.C.Fighter » Fri May 23, 2008 7:31 am

I think this guy will struggle a bit this season . He'll have good outings than really bad ones..isn't this just a spot start though?
IDK if he'll be more valuable than these 2 enigmas... daniel cabrera / edwin jackson
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Re: kershaw hype thread

Postby Yoda » Fri May 23, 2008 8:56 am

J.C.Fighter wrote:I think this guy will struggle a bit this season . He'll have good outings than really bad ones..isn't this just a spot start though?
IDK if he'll be more valuable than these 2 enigmas... daniel cabrera / edwin jackson


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Re: kershaw hype thread

Postby Y`s Guy » Fri May 23, 2008 9:55 am

hybrid wrote:
kimchi_chigae wrote:The one thing I never understood about WHIR is that why in the world would I want help from a guy who can't solve his own problems?


Exactly, nothing against them but it's basically the blind leading the blind over there.


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