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Dodgers Web musings: Mulling Clayton Kershaw's young greatness

September 20, 2011 |  2:00 pm

Clayton3 These Clayton Kershaw-Tim Lincecum matchups are turning into some of the best games of the season.

They’ll go at it for a fourth time Tuesday night, Kershaw having won each previous encounter by one run (2-1, 1-0, 2-1).

The Times’ Dylan Hernandez takes a look at the Cy Young chances of Kershaw and how those once-ludicrous comparisons to Sandy Koufax aren’t looking quite so ludicrous these days.

All  on the Web:

-- The Daily News' Curtis Zupke also looks at Kershaw and his growing will to win.

-- ESPN/LA’s Jon Weisman writes that the great finish by Cliff Lee has only tightened a superb four-way Cy Young race.

-- Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson, no surprise, thinks Ian Kennedy is deserving of the award.

-- Dodgers.com's Ken Gurnick writes that Matt Kemp and other Dodgers are on board with signing Prince Fielder, and that James Loney would be willing to move to right field it it happened.

-- Chad Moriyama takes a long and detailed look at Loney, and conflicted as he may be, comes away with what for him is a fairly shocking conclusion.

-- Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness’ Mike Petriello examines the effect of changing hitting coaches on the Dodgers’ offensive turnaround, but gives most credit to a change in the roster.

-- Talk show superstar Larry King, who had previously expressed interest in purchasing the Dodgers, said he’s so frustrated with McCourt ownership he's canceling his long-time season tickets.

-- ESPN/LA’s Tony Jackson finds hope for the Dodgers in the way their young players have performed this season.

-- ESPN/LA’s Ramona Shelburne takes a look at catcher A.J. Ellis.

-- Sad news this: Former Dodgers executive and current Diamondbacks President and Chief Executive Derrick Hall announced he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Hall, 42, is one of the most respected executives in baseball.

-- Sports Illustrated’s Jon Heyman rates the Dodgers fifth out his nine potential clubs to land Fielder.

-- TrueBlueLA’s Eric Stephen looks at the history of the Dodgers and Giants playing spoiler to the other.

-- The Times' Jim Peltz on Jerry Sands' hot streak and chances of sticking next season.

-- Steve Dilbeck

Photo: Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw delivers a pitch against the Houston Astros on Aug. 13. Credit: Danny Moloshok / Associated Press

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