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    Kershaw HOF?

    This is just for fun, if Kershaw does comparable to his last 3 years for the next 2 is he a HOFer. Koufax had 5 elite years and is an unquestionable HOFer, is Clayton on that level?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboyblu View Post
    This is just for fun, if Kershaw does comparable to his last 3 years for the next 2 is he a HOFer. Koufax had 5 elite years and is an unquestionable HOFer, is Clayton on that level?
    For Koufax, the fact that his career ended so abruptly actually helped him, Koufax is a guy who over his 12 year career posted a 53.2 rWAR and 46.6 of it came in the back half of his career. He had a pretty good season in 1961 followed by 5 great seasons, with his final season being an all time great one, that really helped him.

    Kershaw has been much better than Koufax to start his career, though Sandy's last 6 years were so much more amazing than what Kershaw has done these 6 years.

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    Kershaw HOF?

    I think all he needs to do is play out his contract as an above average pitcher (I expect him to continue his dominance however) and he's in. He already has a bunch of all star nods, 2 cy youngs (shoulda been 3) he's accomplished a lot so far in his young career.

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    If he manages to stay healthy, yeah.

    But other great pitchers have had injuries that stopped them from getting to the HoF. He's on a good pace, though.

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    Put it this way, if he continues this pace he is on ( consistently leading in era, strikeouts,whip) for the bulk of his new contract and he doesn't get in, then I don't think any pitcher from this era of baseball has a shot at the hof. He needs 2-3 more seasons like this and I think he is in. I absolutely think he is worth this contract though regardless if he makes it to hof. Keeping Kershaw insures us to be competitive for the foreseeable future imo.


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    Yeah, he's almost a virtual lock for the HOF if he just can stay relatively healthy and even put up a good 5 more years, he doesn't even need to be dominant, although I think he will stay dominant for these next 5 years atleast.

    He's only 25 too, incredible..

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    He's going to win 3 more Cy Young Awards and 1 MVP before his current contract is done, he would be the best pitcher in history by the time he hits 30. He should have 3 Cy Youngs right now, what a joke

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    Let's wait until he's got 10 seasons under his belt before we can begin having these discussions.

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