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Jpup
03-11-2008, 09:13 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2M0c6DxCMY

Clayton Kershaw makes "The Mayor" buckle his knees.

nate
03-11-2008, 10:10 AM
Ow...I need a knee replacement after watching that.

lollipopcurve
03-11-2008, 10:21 AM
Everybody was so outraged the Reds took Stubbs over Lincecum in 2006.... yet there were rumors the Reds would have taken Kershaw if the Dodgers hadn't. Imagine the groaning... a high school pitcher??????????

As nice as it would be to have Lincecum, I think I'd prefer the LH Kershaw.

RANDY IN INDY
03-11-2008, 10:39 AM
Yellow hammer. Great curve ball!

Blitz Dorsey
03-11-2008, 02:15 PM
Everybody was so outraged the Reds took Stubbs over Lincecum in 2006.... yet there were rumors the Reds would have taken Kershaw if the Dodgers hadn't. Imagine the groaning... a high school pitcher??????????

As nice as it would be to have Lincecum, I think I'd prefer the LH Kershaw.

Not a good first draft for Mr. Krivsky. A lot of times in baseball it's such a crap shoot and you don't know for years who was the better pick. But in the case of Lincecum v Stubbs, it was obvious to many who the Reds needed to take. Then they pulled a Bizarro Seinfeld and "did the opposite." Two years later and Drew Stubbs is still in A ball and Lincecum is a legit No. 3 starter in MLB.

And yeah, I would love to have Kershaw too. Baseball America ranks him as the No. 7 overall prospect. He is behind Bruce, Longoria, Chamberlain, Buckholz, Rasmus and Maybin. In other words, he's the No. 1 pitching prospect in all the minors. Ah what could have been in the '06 draft for the Reds. Not that they ended up having a shot at Kershaw, but heading into the draft it looked like Lincecum (who we did have a shot at) or Kershaw and we ended up with the last thing we needed -- another outfielder that strikes out too much. And one that happens to be far behind schedule.

Highlifeman21
03-11-2008, 02:51 PM
That pitch was pure filth.

I hope Kershaw develops for dem bums. They certainly know how to buy pitching, but I can't rememember the last time they developed pitching.

Superdude
03-11-2008, 05:12 PM
That guys a freak.

cincinnati chili
03-12-2008, 12:44 AM
I never bet on curve ball pitchers anymore. Assuming he survives the injury nexus (which he might not as he's only 20 or so), it's tough to get major league umpires to consistently call it for strikes anymore. Even Barry Zito gets squeezed.

I realize the guy has other pitches, and strikes a ton of people out. But I wouldn't anoint this guy a success until he does something in the show.

redsrule2500
03-12-2008, 04:42 AM
I love it.

MartyFan
03-12-2008, 05:25 AM
FILTHY

RANDY IN INDY
03-12-2008, 09:57 AM
I never bet on curve ball pitchers anymore. Assuming he survives the injury nexus (which he might not as he's only 20 or so), it's tough to get major league umpires to consistently call it for strikes anymore. Even Barry Zito gets squeezed.

I realize the guy has other pitches, and strikes a ton of people out. But I wouldn't anoint this guy a success until he does something in the show.

The "incredible shrinking strikezone," as I call it, has really affected the quality of pitching and has caused hitters to take a totally different approach to the plate. If the umpires would call the strikezone, the way it is written, there would be much more urgency to swing the bat, and pitchers work loads and arm problems would decrease greatly, not to mention what it would do for their confidence on the mound.

The strike zone has even gotten smaller in Little League baseball, and it has done a terrible injustice to the young pitchers that it affects. I see it every year. The umpires at our level have taken their cues from the MLB umpires. You have to throw it through a teacup. My pitchers pitch counts are horrendous after a couple of innings.

KronoRed
03-12-2008, 03:01 PM
Nice pitch.

camisadelgolf
03-12-2008, 07:13 PM
I never bet on curve ball pitchers anymore. Assuming he survives the injury nexus (which he might not as he's only 20 or so), it's tough to get major league umpires to consistently call it for strikes anymore. Even Barry Zito gets squeezed.

I realize the guy has other pitches, and strikes a ton of people out. But I wouldn't anoint this guy a success until he does something in the show.

It's gotten to the point, and maybe it's always been this way, that not only does the pitch have to look like a strike when it crosses the plate, but it has to look like a strike when it reaches the catcher's glove, too. It's not fair to the pitcher. The recent knock on Homer Bailey is that his curveball has too much curve and can't be thrown for a strike without hanging, thus making it an ineffective pitch despite the huge amount of break he gets on it.

RedsManRick
03-12-2008, 07:19 PM
*cough* Quest-tec for balls and strikes! *cough*

KronoRed
03-12-2008, 11:08 PM
*cough* Quest-tec for balls and strikes! *cough*

Amen.

Chip R
05-15-2008, 05:47 PM
Here's a little bit of an update on Kershaw

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=jp-kershaw051408&prov=yhoo&type=lgns

OnBaseMachine
05-15-2008, 05:55 PM
Of the things Dodgers executives love about Kershaw, his humility ranks with his curveball. He’s not so much aw-shucks as awww, shy around strangers, polite as a soft breeze. He’s definitely not L.A. He’ll wear cowboy boots before suits. He listens to Christian rock and says he doesn’t drink. He’s had the same girlfriend for years. Kershaw can’t watch “The Natural” enough, and he finds no irony in that.

Sounds like a heck of a kid.

I remember there were rumors of the Reds being heavily interested in him but the Dodgers picked him one spot ahead of the Reds.

OnBaseMachine
05-24-2008, 02:52 PM
Kershaw to start Sunday for LA
Southpaw to make debut at home; Loaiza designated
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers' youth movement hit another milestone Saturday when 20-year-old left-hander Clayton Kershaw was promoted to the Major Leagues from Double-A Jacksonville.

Kershaw is expected to make his debut in a Sunday start against the St. Louis Cardinals. To make room for Kershaw on the 40-man Major League roster, the Dodgers activated Esteban Loaiza from the disabled list and designated him for assignment. To make room for Kershaw on the 25-man active roster, reliever Yhency Brazoban was optioned back to Triple-A Las Vegas.

By starting Kershaw on Sunday, Chad Billingsley, who has back-to-back seven-inning starts, and Hiroki Kuroda, who pitched eight innings in his last start, will gain an extra day of rest. The Dodgers' fifth-starter spot actually comes up Tuesday, but the club thought it best that Kershaw debut at home rather than at Wrigley Field.

Kershaw was 0-3 with a 2.28 ERA, 47 strikeouts, 15 walks and 32 hits allowed in 43 1/3 innings at Double-A Jacksonville, where his erratic workload was designed to preserve his arm for a pennant-race run in Los Angeles. Such unconventional treatment is indicative of how special the Dodgers consider their 2006 first-round Draft pick.

Kershaw jumped onto the Major League radar during a stunning Spring Training this year. 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.

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. He has pitched only 11 innings since May 2, including a one-inning start on Thursday.

Removing Loaiza from the picture effectively ends his brief and unhappy stint as a Dodger. He was claimed off waivers last Aug. 29 from Oakland, having made only two starts after being disabled for four months following operations on his back and right knee.

By doing so, the Dodgers assumed the remaining $1.2 million of his 2007 salary, a $6.5 million salary for 2008 and a $375,000 buyout of his 2008 salary of $7.5 million. For that, the Dodgers got one win last year and one win this year. Technically, the club has 10 days to move him, but it most likely will eat the remaining obligation and grant him his release. He had been disabled with stiffness in the shoulder blade and made one rehab appearance, but his velocity still hasn't returned from 2006.

Brazoban made only two appearances after being recalled May 9 to replace Loaiza, allowing two runs in three innings. He is on the rebound from shoulder and elbow operations the previous two seasons.

http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20080524&content_id=2760936&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb