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Postby nsulham » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:29 pm

Has to be (to this point) one of the closest races in recent history.

Right now I'd say your three favorites are Liriano, Papelbon and Verlander (in no particular order). No disrespect meant to Jered Weaver but he just doesn't have the time put in as the others do.

Verlander just won his 13th today, Papelbon has been lights out all season and Liriano is been downright unhittable.

I don't think anyone could quibble if any of these guys got selected should they continue at this pace. It's just a blast watching how impressive all three have been, Weaver also included.
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:31 pm

Liriano will run away with it if he doesn't regress.
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Postby Shadow of the Sun* » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:33 pm

I agree with Liriano. Kruk suggested yesterday that the top 5 were Paps, Liriano, Halladay, and Schilling and Beckett :-o

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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:33 pm

teddyballgamemvp wrote:Liriano will run away with it if he doesn't regress.


no ones running away in that race.
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Postby nsulham » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:35 pm

The Miner Part 2 wrote:
teddyballgamemvp wrote:Liriano will run away with it if he doesn't regress.


no ones running away in that race.


Agreed. At their current pace not a single one of them will be running away. They all deserve strong consideration and if one of them were in the NL it'd likely be a no-brainer.
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Postby 1337_Dude » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:35 pm

I think if Liriano keeps it up he'll have it, but if he falls back just a tad then it's a complete toss up between liriano, verlander, and paps.
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Postby Los_Dodgers » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:38 pm

Shadow of the Sun* wrote:I agree with Liriano. Kruk suggested yesterday that the top 5 were Paps, Liriano, Halladay, and Schilling and Beckett :-o

Can we have Harold back please?


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Postby mikekim2121 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:07 pm

I don't think Verlander is getting enough props. I love Liriano as much as the next guy but Verlander should be right there. He's been pitching like an ace all season. Liriano's only been doing this as a starter for 2/3 of the season, although he probably would've been lights out all season if given the chance.

Being on winning teams seems to help most MVP and Cy Young candidates' chances and I think that he should be given a little more credit for being great on a great team.

That said, I still think Liriano should win it even if he falls back to earth and has an ERA above 2.00 but Verlander should be right there with him and Papelbon.
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Postby 1337_Dude » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:25 pm

mikekim2121 wrote:I don't think Verlander is getting enough props. I love Liriano as much as the next guy but Verlander should be right there. He's been pitching like an ace all season. Liriano's only been doing this as a starter for 2/3 of the season, although he probably would've been lights out all season if given the chance.

Being on winning teams seems to help most MVP and Cy Young candidates' chances and I think that he should be given a little more credit for being great on a great team.

That said, I still think Liriano should win it even if he falls back to earth and has an ERA above 2.00 but Verlander should be right there with him and Papelbon.


It kind of hurts Verlander when Lirinano has put up better numbers in fewer innings.
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Postby buminabox » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:27 pm

If the season ended today, Liriano would win it by a mile in my opinion.

Papelbon's been good, but when a starter is having the type of amazing season Liriano is having there is no competition. We havents seen a pitcher, let alone a rookie, be this dominant as a starter for a while.
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