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05-04

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Raising Aces: Outstanding Arms from Week Four
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Doug Thorburn

05-03

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Pebble Hunting: Clayton Kershaw's 28 'Mistakes' Last Month
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Sam Miller

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: There Can Be Only One: NLDS Game 1
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Chris Mosch

03-09

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BP Unfiltered: Probably My Favorite Clayton Kershaw Fun Fact
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Sam Miller

03-09

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Kershaw Day
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Craig Goldstein

03-09

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Kershaw Day
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Mauricio Rubio

03-09

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Kershaw Day
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R.J. Anderson

03-09

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Kershaw Day
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Ian Frazer

03-09

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Kershaw Day
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Jon Shepherd

03-09

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Kershaw Day
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Jeff Long

03-09

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Kershaw Day
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Sahadev Sharma

03-09

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The BP Wayback Machine: Throwdown: Clayton Kershaw vs. Madison Bumgarner
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Doug Thorburn

03-09

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The BP Wayback Machine: The 2007 Interview
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David Laurila

03-09

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Kershaw Day
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Brendan Gawlowski

03-09

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Kershaw Day
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Jeff Moore

03-09

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Kershaw Day
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Zachary Levine

07-29

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Notes About Baseball: The Logistics of Human Trading
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Rocco DeMaro

06-30

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What You Need to Know: Weekend Wrap-Up, 6/30
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Daniel Rathman

06-25

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Overthinking It: Does Bill James' Game Score Still Work?
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Ben Lindbergh

06-25

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What You Need to Know: Five Hours and Counting
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Chris Mosch

06-20

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Raising Aces: A Tale of Two Aces
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Doug Thorburn

06-20

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The View from the Loge Level: Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers Pitching Tradition
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Daron Sutton

06-20

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Pebble Hunting: Clayton Kershaw and the Fan In Black
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Sam Miller

06-19

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BP Unfiltered: The Ballpark View of Kershaw's Final Out
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Sam Miller

06-19

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What You Need to Know: Another No-No
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Daniel Rathman and Chris Mosch

05-19

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What You Need to Know: The Rockies' Other Big Bat
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Daniel Rathman

05-07

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What You Need to Know: Kershaw Comes Back
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Daniel Rathman

03-26

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My Model Portfolio: Clayton Kershaw Leads the Way
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Craig Goldstein

03-19

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Fantasy Freestyle: Picking Fifth
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Mauricio Rubio

03-07

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Fantasy Freestyle: Projecting the Top 15
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Paul Sporer and BP Fantasy Staff

02-28

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TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting Pitchers
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-27

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Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting Pitchers
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Bret Sayre

02-27

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers
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Paul Sporer

02-24

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State of the Position: Starting Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

01-22

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Fantasy Team Preview: Los Angeles Dodgers
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Craig Goldstein

01-21

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The Week in Quotes: January 13-20
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Nick Bacarella, Morris Greenberg, Chris Mosch and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

01-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 366: The Clayton Kershaw Contract
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

01-16

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Transaction Analysis: Clayton Kershaw Predictably Makes the Most Money
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Ben Lindbergh

01-09

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Fantasy Freestyle: A First-Round Starting Pitcher? Maybe
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Paul Sporer

12-05

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Fantasy Bargains and Busts: National League Pitchers
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Mike Gianella

11-13

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Internet Baseball Awards: NL Pitcher of the Year
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Chris Mosch

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six Recap: Cardinals 9, Dodgers 0
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Ben Lindbergh

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six Preview: Dodgers at Cardinals
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Ben Carsley

10-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 310: ALCS Game 5/Leveraging Clayton Kershaw
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-08

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 302: The Diminished Miguel Cabrera/Clayton Kershaw and the Days-of-Rest Debate
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Four Recap: Dodgers 4, Braves 3
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Daniel Rathman

10-04

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Recap: Dodgers 6, Braves 1
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Daniel Rathman

10-03

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Preview: Dodgers vs. Braves
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Mike Gianella

09-30

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Regular Season Awards
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Baseball Prospectus

08-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 268: Clayton Kershaw and Cooperstown/Xander Bogaerts and Historic Years for Young Talent
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

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May 4, 2016 6:00 am

Raising Aces: Outstanding Arms from Week Four

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Doug Thorburn

The best of the best shows why he's the best, the continued excellence of Rick Porcello, and more.

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May 3, 2016 6:00 am

Pebble Hunting: Clayton Kershaw's 28 'Mistakes' Last Month

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Sam Miller

On the pitches the best pitcher in baseball has thrown, by one way of measuring it, the worst--and why they didn't hurt him.

An English teacher once gave us a writing assignment: Describe the taste of the best chocolate you ever had, to somebody who has never had chocolate. Without the self-referential crutch (“It tastes like chocolate, but, like, really chocolaty”), how do you convey what makes chocolate good?

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October 10, 2015 8:33 am

Playoff Prospectus: There Can Be Only One: NLDS Game 1

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Chris Mosch

The battle between two of the National League's best pitchers lived up to expectations.

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Saying goodnight to Kershaw Day.

We hope you enjoyed Kershaw day, and if you haven't, there are 13 swell articles for you still to enjoy here. Now, I've thought a lot about Clayton Kershaw fun facts in the past week, and I think I've finally settled on my favorite:

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March 9, 2015 5:00 am

Kershaw Day

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Craig Goldstein

Clayton Kershaw has faced some hairy situations and close shaves and okay you get it, this article is about his beard.

There are a lot of angles to cover when you devote an entire day of articles to one person. You’ve got your analytics and your scouting, your infographics and your macro view of micro aspects. Those are all great and good and necessary. What is none of those things is what you’re about to consume. It’s just a classic coming-of-age story.

This is the story of Clayton Kershaw running a two-plus year experiment on his face while we all just pretended not to notice. Well, one man is through pretending. Wake up, sheeple. It's time to pay attention.

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March 9, 2015 5:00 am

Kershaw Day

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Mauricio Rubio

Visualizing Kershaw's career.

Find this whole Kershaw Day thing a little tl;dr? Here you go:

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March 9, 2015 5:00 am

Kershaw Day

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R.J. Anderson

Getting the first 90 feet is just the beginning of your nightmare, meat.

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March 9, 2015 5:00 am

Kershaw Day

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Ian Frazer

Danged if this guy doesn't do it all.

All right, Clayton Kershaw Day! Gonna be awesome! Best lefty in the game! Let’s do some research! Whoo!

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March 9, 2015 5:00 am

Kershaw Day

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Jon Shepherd

A look at spring training workhorses.

Clayton Kershaw is known for his unrelenting training schedule. In past interviews, he admits that he has difficulty taking off two weeks after a season to let his body heal. Kershaw notes that he feels much worse at the end of a training-free break, so he will only let himself stay idle for a week. His reasoning is that his workouts are already a month or more behind minor-league players—whose season ends in early September—as well as those pitchers on the 20 teams that failed to make the playoffs. He's already behind most players, in fact. Therefore, he must not wait any longer; he begins his throwing, lifting, and running offseason regimen almost immediately.

Kershaw’s approach to training also appears reflected in his spring training workload as he returns to his in-season schedule. In any given year, the spring training innings leaders generally consist of those pitchers, like Kershaw, who by personal preference want the work and the routine; and those individuals for whom teams desire a longer look at, or pitchers who are trying to stretch themselves out for a new role. Last year, Alfredo Simon was a good example of the latter. The Reds decided to try Simon as a starting pitcher after he had pitched for several seasons exclusively as a reliever. The club scheduled him for more innings to establish a new routine for him, as well as to evaluate him as he turned over spring training batting orders.

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March 9, 2015 5:00 am

Kershaw Day

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Jeff Long

What we don't talk about when we don't talk about Clayton Kershaw.

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March 9, 2015 5:00 am

Kershaw Day

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Jeff Moore

Growing up in the shadow of greatness.

It's a treacherous path one travels from teenaged prospect to Cy Young winner to Hall of Famer, further than the journey from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, or from Highland Park to Los Angeles, or even from Culiacan, Mexico to Los Angeles. To be a left-handed pitcher in the fabled Dodgers organization, the path is more treacherous still, thanks to the landmines of expectations that history has laid down.

That’s what lies ahead of Julio Urias. The 18-year-old lefty, from a Mexican city best known for its association with a famous drug cartel, must develop in the ever-present shadow of greatness past and present. No franchise in baseball boasts a better 1-2 punch than the Los Angeles Dodgers do with left-hander legends Clayton Kershaw and Sandy Koufax.

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March 9, 2015 5:00 am

Kershaw Day

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Zachary Levine

PECOTA expects Kershaw to be great once again, but what do the extreme projections, both good and bad ends, foresee?

Clayton Kershaw is, according to the PECOTA projections, supposed to be the best pitcher in baseball this year. This is hardly a surprise. He was the best pitcher in baseball last year. By ERA+, he’s also been the best pitcher in baseball over the last two years, the last three years, the last four years, the last five years, the last six years, the last seven years, and with enough innings to qualify, the seven-year veteran has been the best pitcher in baseball over the last eight years.

The projection is something pretty familiar for Kershaw: A 2.23 ERA, 237 strikeouts in 224 innings, a 19-9 win-loss record—numbers that would give him another Cy Young Award should he be in the running against pretty much anybody other than 2014 Kershaw. The 5.8 WARP would fit right in within 0.3 wins of each of his three best seasons and a small regression from last year’s performance.

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