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Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw named NL finalist for Cy Young and MVP
Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw named NL finalist for Cy Young and MVP

Clayton Kershaw, Clayton Kershaw, Clayton Kershaw. Don’t get tired hearing about him just yet, his name figures to keep popping up as more postseason awards are announced. Kershaw officially became a finalist for baseball’s two biggest honors Tuesday – the Cy Young and MVP awards in the National League. The Baseball Writers Assn. of America, apparently hungry for some additional TV time, has taken to announcing three finalists for each of its eight awards – manager, rookies, Cy Young and MVP in each league -- a week ahead of the winners starting to be announced. The last pitcher to win the NL MVP award was Bob Gibson in 1968. The next year, baseball lowered...

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