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Kershaw is official

http://insidethedodgers.mlblogs.com/archives/2008/05/public_enemy_no_1.html

I imagine he won't get too many pitches in his debut, regardless of how he looks -- both Kuo and Park haven't pitched since their last 4-inning half-games the last time through the rotation, so they will likely finish off the game, depending on the circumstances, this time around.

Anyway, what are everyone's thoughts on what to expect from Kershaw this year alone? Personally, I wouldn't expect him to be much more than a back-of-the-rotation starter, with occasional big-K games and not too many hits, but way too many walks (and bad pitch counts), and a tendency to give up homers once he lets people on base. Anyway, I'm mostly writing this to make sure I get over the word limit.

How about this question: For this year alone, Scherzer or Kershaw?

I'm going Scherzer in a no-brainer.

Second question: Which one long-term?

I'll go Kershaw, but I think that mostly comes down to durability.

Anyway, continue to speculate below.

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