OT: Hypothetical argument time :)

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  1. Dback Jon

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    If Clayton Kershaw retired/was injured this off season, would he get into the HOF?

    And if so, how many ballots, % of vote, etc.
     
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    BC867 Long time Phoenician! Contributor

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    Yes. First ballot when eligiblele five years later.

    If Clayshaw were injured, maybe the Dodgers would take Grienke back in a 3-way trade for a power hitting outfielder to make up for the loss of JD.
     
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    Easily. Greatest regular season pitcher of the post Randy/Pedro generation.
     
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    I am pretty sure he would get in.
     
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    I think he would eventually but not as a first ballot. I think a lot would depend on the reason for him not coming back. Roberto Clemente situation would be first ballot. If he hurt his shoulder and had 1 or 2 average to below average years before hanging it up would probably mean he gets in but has a slower campaign.
     
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    I would assume that every pitcher who has won 3 Cy Young awards have gotten in on their first go. He'd make it easy.
     

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