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CLAYTON KERSHAW? WHY HE SHOULD WIN THE 2012 NATIONAL LEAGUE CY YOUNG AWARD…

Kershaw won the pitching triple crown in 2011. He led the National League in wins with 21, ERA with 2.28 and strikeouts with 248.

Any pitcher who posts the types of numbers that Kershaw did in 2011 deserves a Cy Young. These are major league hitters we’re talking about here, and it takes a remarkable amount of talent to post an ERA in the mid-threes in any division. It takes an especially talented pitcher to have an ERA under 3.00, and it takes an elite pitcher to have an ERA nearing 2.00, like Kershaw did this past season.

Kershaw is an incredible pitcher pitching in an underrated offensive division. No one is going to compare the Giants offense to the offensive juggernaut that is the Los Angeles Angels, but when you get right down to it, the blame for poor offense in the NL West probably doesn’t rest on the shoulders of those players, but rather on the outstanding pitching present in the division.

Clayton Kershaw is the class of pitching in the NL West. In a division that features Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Ian Kennedy and many other great pitchers, that is saying something.

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Article from: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1064359-clayton-kershaw-and-ten-other-preseason-nl-cy-young-contenders/page/11

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