Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers was awarded the National League C.Y. Young award tonight. This marks the second time in his career that he has been given the award. At just 25 years old, Kershaw joins former Dodger pitcher and current MLB Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax as the only Dodger pitcher to win this prestigious award twice in his career.
It is hard to debate the fact that Kershaw is not the best pitcher in the big leagues. He finished the season 16-9 with 232 strikeouts and an incredible ERA of just 1.83. Kershaw was a key component in the Dodgers deep run in this years playoffs.
With Kershaw’s potentially being up for free agency after this up and coming season, the two sides have been aggressively trying to strike an extension.
Although we would have loved to see Fernandez take this award, he didn’t. Congrats to all of the pitchers that were involved in this years race.