The MLB lockdown is still intact and has really deprived much of the baseball content. It looks like there has not been any movement, and it doesn’t seem like there will be anytime soon.
Dodger Stadium, however, still remains busy with the Holiday Tour.
Anyway, there are still a lot of unanswered questions for next season — not just for the Dodgers — but for the whole MLB. Teams still need to fill out their rosters and address their needs.
With so many big name free agents departing this winter for the Dodgers, there were many questions going into the offseason.
Some of those have already been answered as you know, but the one I’ve seen recently throughout forums on social media is Clayton Kershaw.
It seems there is a split fanbase, as we’ve known the biggest suitor for Kershaw appears to be his hometown Texas Rangers, who already have signed ex-Dodger Corey Seager.
The argument for letting Kershaw walk is his age and recent injury problems. From what I’ve seen on social media, several fans think it is the right time to let the future Hall Of Famer walk.
Kershaw will be 34 years old by the time the next season comes up. While he may not be the pitcher he was in his MVP and Cy Young campaigns, he still has the potential to be effective.
Currently, the Dodgers staring pitching situation isn’t the best. They have Walker Buehler, Tony Gonsolin, and Julio Urias, while they did sign Andrew Heaney as well. David Price provides depth as a swing man.
Last season, Kershaw posted a 3.55 ERA along with a WHIP of 1.019 alongside ten wins over 22 starts and 121-2/3 innings of work. His season was cut short due to injury and he did not make any postseason appearances.
While fans who think it is time to let Kershaw walk, some have solid points, stating it is hard to imagine the eight-time all star donning another uniform.
Much of the reason fans may not want to let Kershaw walk is the nostalgic reason, as Kershaw has been the long tenured Dodger and a franchise icon.
Several fans have said it feels like Kershaw is meant to be a Dodger for life.
If you were to ask me personally, I’d like to see Kershaw to be a Dodger for life. I believe he still has a few good years left in the tank and the Dodgers could use him. Kershaw is one of my favorite Dodgers of all time, and if he were to leave the Dodgers, I believe he deserves a proper send-off.
What do you guys think — is it time to let go of Kershaw or should the Dodgers bring him back?