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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:16 pm

DK wrote:Not a great choice but not a horrible one. Colon had a great year. It wasn't as great as Santana's....

Ditto. Considering how most of these things go, if they're even in the right zip code I consider it a success.
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Postby Tavish » Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:18 pm

Another award I'm not going to disagree with because it doesn't represent what baseball followers expect to. Personally Colon would be #3 behind Buerhle and Santana in my vote for best AL pitcher this season.
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Postby BritSox » Tue Nov 08, 2005 7:19 pm

A bad choice, though not a ludicrous one. I don't think Mo deserved to finish top 3- for me, a year in which a closer wins or comes close ought only to be one where he's lights out (ok, got that one) but also the starters suck, for instance a season where there was no-one with both 15+ wins and a sub-3 ERA, or no 20-game winners.
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Postby davidmarver » Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:30 pm

Santana beat Colon in pitching runs 45-25, had an ERA a half run better, had 4 more win shares, and allowed 23 less baserunners while pitching more innings.

:-t to the voters.
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Postby Phatferd » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:36 pm

Viva Colon ;-D ;-D ;-D ;-D

And to all those A's fan's who think their rotation is better than the Angels :-t :-t :-t
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:41 pm

davidmarver wrote:Santana beat Colon in pitching runs 45-25, had an ERA a half run better, had 4 more win shares, and allowed 23 less baserunners while pitching more innings.

:-t to the voters.


exactly, boo :-t
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Postby baseball6791 » Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:13 pm

Horrible choice, way to much weight put on wins here :-t :-t Santana should've won it, with Colon finishing second. I also can't believe that Rivera finished ahead of Santana :-t Actually, I think that the worst part is that he also won the award voted on by the players:

Colon, who won his first Cy Young and became the first Angels pitcher so honored since Dean Chance in 1964, has also been named the AL's top pitcher by The Sporting News and fellow players, who voted him a Players Choice Award.
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Postby HOOTIE » Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:20 pm

Not a surprise. What is a surprise is Colon won in a walk. Santana only got 3 votes (probably 2 by Twin writer's), and Rivera stole 8 votes. I really don't see how anyone could have voted Rivera over Colon/Santana/Buehrle, or Garland. The one key stat is 6.02. Colon was 7th in run support, while Santana was at 4.70.
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Nov 09, 2005 12:22 am

kentx12 wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote::-t :-t



Now surely you cant be giving the :-t because Rivera didnt win it. I would have gone with Santana over Colon but dont really believe Rivera should even been in the mix. The award should go to a starting pitcher imo not someone who comes in and pitches a few innings a week.


Actually I gave the :-t because I thought Santana deserved it and I hate the fact that the pitcher with the most wins gets the most recognition. I never said a word about Rivera. :-?
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Postby superfly » Wed Nov 09, 2005 6:40 am

I find it mind boggling only 3 voters thought Santana was the best pitcher this year...are we watching the same game?
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