No one is taking anything away from Kershaw , when as loyal Yankee fans, we say “no one comes close to him today”. To us, the class he showed, the team leadership he provided and the fabulous memories he left ( added to his outstanding pitching record) makes him, in our minds, a very special Yankee and unique player that no “one today....... ( even) comes close!”Honestly, I don't know how you can say that. Consider Kershaw:
Ford 16 seasons 236-106 2.75
Kershaw 13 seasons 175-76 2.43
I won't spend any time arguing who is better, but it seems to me he is in the same general league as Ford.