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Postby Bukoski77 » Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:35 am

Media attention wont be a problem.

The only one who comes close to loving impact rookies more than us fantasy geeks are the media. Another month of these numbers and he will be one of the most talked about names in baseball.

Aside from being out performed on the win total by Halladay and J. Santana is the odds against him keeping this pace up.

I believe he very well could be in line for one of the best rookie seasons we have seen by an SP in a long time but he will still probably get lit up a few times which will effect his numbers.

His next start against the Rocket should garner huge media attention and will be a telling sign of if he will recieve any serious Cy-Young consideration based on how the media responds.

IMHO he is a long shot.
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Postby Rookies » Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:04 pm

He's just so damn good. So poised.

There was a quote in the local paper from Justin Morneau where lately if a hitter makes it to first against Liriano he asks the hitter what he thinks of Liriano? One common response he gets from hitters is "I don't know how I got here (first base)?"

Also, don't totally dismiss the Twins offense. The youngsters: Mauer, Morneau, Cuddyer, Kubel, Bartlett are all playing well and will probably play well going forward. Throw in Hunter and Luis Castillo and the Twins offense will score it's share of runs.

Liriano has a very good shot at the Cy Young.
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Postby jzfran » Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:18 pm

Pokey wrote:I don't think Liriano or Papelbon will win the Cy, but, if the conversation is: who would win the Cy if they continue at their current pace, which is what the initial poster suggested about Liriano, I would think it would have to go to Papelbon. They don't like giving the Cy to relievers I know, but if a guy finishes the year with 50+ saves and a 0.26 ERA, he deserves it. That said, I don't think Papelbon can continue at his pace.

Yeah. I agree with you 100%

Also, its too bad I thought he would only be a temporary closer. The guy who snagged him in my league is now in first. :~(
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Postby CeeLoGreen » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:32 am

Just want to give my boy a bump after another gem. If he were to have 17 or 18 Wins and 3 or 4 losses he could get consideration.

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Postby cordscords » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:47 am

Why don't I have him in any leagues?

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Postby WhiteHot » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:45 am

Liriano and Santana will win co-Cy Youngs.

They are too good.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:54 am

not enough start, no
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Postby acsguitar » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:54 am

Man he is good...I hated giving up wright but getting liriano Hamels and aramis was well worth it ;-D
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:02 pm

I don't think he will. As others have said, the Cy Young is all about the wins, and I doubt Liriano has enough to match up against some of the other AL pitchers like Halladay. I don't even think Liriano has the best shot of getting the Cy on the Twins. Santana is having a filthy year and has proved he can do it for the long haul. I expect Johan or Halladay to wind up with the award.
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Postby Red Sox Nation » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:06 pm

The Twins have probably the BEST 1-2 punch pitchers in the AL and perhaps the entire MLB with Johan and Liriano. Most likely, if each keep their pace up, Liriano will win the Cy Young while Papelbon the ROY.
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