The veteran left-hander could possibly have pitched his last game in Dodger Blue.
But if this is the end for Kershaw as a Dodger, he has left a lasting impact on the organization and the City of Los Angeles.
Kershaw has also been one of the most dominant pitchers in all of baseball since making his debut in 2008, and when comparing his numbers to that of MLB legend Pedro Martinez from 1992-2005, you will see that Kershaw compares quite favorably to the Hall-of-Famer.
How good is Kershaw? It's hard to separate him from Pedro, that's how good. pic.twitter.com/3RJPGD91Xx
— Tangotiger (@tangotiger) November 9, 2022
Kershaw, Martinez Close In Several Categories
The stats are strikingly similar in a lot of categories.
Kershaw and Martinez each threw over 2500 innings and won exactly 197 games over their respective time periods.
They are both relatively close in terms of earned runs, home runs, walks, and shutouts.
So, when looking at the stats, it’s clear that Kershaw compares quite well to one of the best pitchers the game of baseball has ever seen and has put together a Hall of Fame-worthy career in his own right.
Kershaw may be towards the end of his career, but he still can be one of the best pitchers in the league when healthy.
This season was no exception, as Kershaw went 12-3 in 22 starts with a 2.28 ERA.
It’s impossible to decide which one of the two aces was better, as each of them put up Hall of Fame numbers and have left their mark on the game of baseball.