Why Clayton Kershaw Should Win the NL Cy Young Award

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Why Clayton Kershaw Should Win the NL Cy Young Award
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At 23, Clayton Kershaw is already one of the best pitchers in the National League but is he the best this year?

When Clayton Kershaw opened the season with seven shutout innings against San Francisco, it was a sign that the 23-year-old was ready to build on a season of promise last year. And he’s done just that.

Despite the Dodgers circling the NL West drain, Kershaw has put himself in position to be the first Dodger pitcher to win the Cy Young since 1988. He’s not only proven himself capable of finishing games this year, but he’s become more dominant as a power pitcher with outstanding control.

In my last article, I made the case for Matt Kemp as the National League MVP; now it’s time to state Kershaw’s case as the National League’s best pitcher.

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