THE GUY WHO STARTED THIS ALREADY EXPLAINED HE WAS ASKING WHO DESERVES IT IF IT WERE BASED ON PERFORMANCE UP TO THIS DATE! NOT WHO WILL WIN IT COME OCTOBER SO EVERYONE STOP SAYING CHAVEZ WILL GET BECAUSE HE'S STARTING TO "HEAT UP". ALSO, CHAVEZ WILL NOT GET IT.
ALSO WHOEVER SAID THROWING AT BONDS WOULD HAVE ANY EFFECT ON THE CY YOUNG VOTING FOR PRIOR HAS NO CLUE... IF YOU KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT BASEBALL YOU'D KNOW THE REASON EVERYONE IS DESTROYING THE BALL THIS YEAR IS BECAUSE HITTERS ARE GETTING COMFORTABLE OVER THE PLATE AND TAKING BP ON FASTBALLS DOWN THE MIDDLE OF THE PLATE..JUST THE FACT HE DID THAT SHOWS HE IS GOING TO BE IN THE RUNNING FOR THE CY YOUNG BECAUSE HE HAS AN ATTITUDE THAT THAT'S HIS PLATE AND HITTERS BETTER GET OFF IT OR THEY'LL CATCH ONE IN THE EAR. THAT'S WHAT BASEBALL IS ALL ABOUT... ANYWAY..
MVP AL: DELGADO BY FAR
NL: GARY SHEFFIELD (ONLY BECAUSE BRAVES BETTER TEAM)
CY YOUNG AL: LOAIZA
NL: KEVIN BROWN
and by the way, for everyone who is picking prior as nl cy young, do you realize that his era over the last month is above 4? hardly a strong finish and that would definitely rule him out if the voting was done today.
al mvp: delgado-back to a triple crown contender, sole reason for jay's success
whoa there, lets give credit where credit is due. I dont know about everyone else here, but I certainly would not have expected for Vernon Wells to have 50. (or whatever ridiculous number of RBIs he has right now) Also, Hallday isnt exactly doing a poor job on the mound, 9 straight wins isnt too shabby.
Thus far, I would say:
NL - Pujols (more valuable to his team)
Smoltz (hes just so damn good)
smoltz, pleeeease. He is a good closer but if you were going to consider him I would say Gagne is a more valuable closer. Look at his k's and consecutive saves. Plus, usually the dodger games are so close there is no margin for error. Anyway, no closer deserves a Cy Young Award these days. Maybe if closers were going 2 or 3 innings like they did back in the day-yeah. But smoltz with a 2 or 3 run lead pitching for 1 inning - no way!