its a risk, but i think its worth it.
Kershaw is only in his 1st full season, but he has a ton of potential.
Kershaw last year in his rookie season went 5-5, 4.26 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 100 K in 107.2 IP ..which is not very good, but not bad.
there was another pitcher who recently came up and during that rookie season went 7-5, 4.00 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 150 K in 146.1 IP ..and then in the next season (1st full season/2008) he had these stats- 18-5, 2.62 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 265 K in 227 IP ..and his name? Tim Lincecum. im just sayin.
sometimes its worth the risk.