Dodgers NLDS links: Matt Kemp out, Clayton Kershaw winning Cy Young, Vin Scully working hard

Lisa Blumenfeld

Catching up on the latest Dodgers news.

Monday has been a busy day for news, but for the Dodgers the main story continues to surround center field, with Matt Kemp officially out of the postseason and Andre Ethier working his way back. Here is a look at various Dodgers-related news.

The Dodgers have to examine a postseason without Kemp, writes Steve Dilbeck in the Los Angeles Times.

The Dodgers can survive without Kemp, writes Mark Saxon at ESPN LA.

Chad Moriyama wrote a rebuttal to "idiotic" Kemp arguments.

Tony Jackson at Dodger Scribe thinks the Dodgers will beat the Braves in the NLDS.

Don Mattingly is focused on wins, not credit, says Ken Gurnick at MLB.com.

Clayton Kershaw should win the National League Cy Young Award unanimously, says Bill Shaikin of the LA Times.

Kershaw was picked by Baseball Prospectus writers as the NL Cy Young winner. Jose Fernandez of the Marlins was tabbed NL Rookie of the Year, but Yasiel Puig and Hyun-Jin Ryu finished second and third, respectively.

Scott Miller at CBS Sports picked Puig as his NL top rookie, and had Kershaw winning the Cy Young. Jon Heyman also had Kershaw winning Cy Young, with Puig second to Fernandez for top rookie. Both Miller and Heyman had Mattingly second in NL Manager of the Year.

Despite Puig's .214 September batting average, Moriyama sees good signs.

Chuck Cullpepper shadowed Vin Scully over the weekend and wrote about "the hardest working legend around" for Sports on Earth.

How did the Dodgers' playoff teams of the last 30 years perform in September? Jon Weisman did the legwork at Dodger Thoughts.

Shaikin also took a look at the Dodgers' potential playoff run through the eyes of the fans, including insight from Vin Scully.

The Dodgers are still in the mix, along with several other teams, for Cuban infielder Alexander Guerrero, writes Heyman.

Another Cuban, first baseman Jose Abreu is in the mix for five teams, per Ben Badler at Baseball America, but the Dodgers aren't one of them.

Jonah Keri of Grantland lost his highest-confidence preseason bet (Dodgers wins under 91½) as the Dodgers won 92 games.

The Dodgers, for now, will draft 25th in the first round in 2014, though could draft higher if one of the teams from 12-24 signs a qualified free agent. Hat tip to Adam Rubin at ESPN New York.

But with Game 163 on Monday night between the Rays and Rangers, here is one piece of obscure Dodgers trivia:

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