Matt Kemp

Tough decisions loom for Dodgers amid payroll concerns

Tough decisions loom for Dodgers amid payroll concerns

The foundation of another playoff run is being set in suburban Dallas, where Clayton Kershaw and Yu Darvish have become offseason throwing partners.

The World Series didn’t unfold how either of them envisioned. Kershaw failed to protect leads of four runs and three runs in a Game 5 loss. Darvish registered a combined 10 outs in his two starts, including his infamous Game 7 debacle.

So there they are, with pictures on Darvish’s social media accounts showing them in an indoor athletic facility at Kershaw’s high school alma mater, rebuilding their arms and psyches.

Only they might not have the chance to finish what they started. The Dodgers can’t afford to let them —...

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