Entering the offseason, one of the biggest questions that all Dodgers fans have is what the future holds for veteran pitcher Clayton Kershaw. Kershaw has mulled retirement over the past few seasons and has signed one-year deals with LA to maintain his flexibility moving forward.
He put together another very strong regular season this year, posting an ERA of 2.46. But Kershaw did deal with injury issues during the second half of the season, and it completely affected his performance in the postseason.
Kershaw was rocked for six runs against the Arizona Diamondbacks in game one of their postseason series, and he couldn’t even get out of the first inning. It was another poor showing in the playoffs for the veteran, and now many are questioning if he will even return.
Here at DodgersNation, we took a poll on our social media to see what you the fans think Kershaw will do. The results were a little surprising, but we wanted to see what the pulse of the fanbase was.
The hope is that Kershaw doesn’t retire and that he comes back for another year. It would be very tough to see the lasting image of Kershaw in a Dodgers uniform to be a sad postseason picture. He deserves the chance to possibly go out on a high note after his legendary career.
The Dodgers will bring him back as long as he wants to play baseball, and they have always done right by him. But if he does return, he can’t be their frontline starter anymore. He could be their number three or even four, which would make the LA rotation pretty lethal for opponents.
If Kershaw does retire, we wish him nothing but good luck in retirement. He has earned all the praise coming to him, and he deserves to go out on his own terms.
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