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Postby George_Foreman » Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:15 pm

Carlos Zambrano is the only other NL pitcher who can match Smolty's IP and K numbers this year, and his ERA isn't anything to sneeze at. He's been the ONLY consistant SP in a Braves rotation that has been wracked with injury to go along with inconsistancy. He's had the pen blow six (6!) saves after he's left with the lead, and today he picked up his 12th win and lowered his ERA to 3.36. If he continues to give strong performances and picks up another, say, 3 or 4 wins, could he make a legit run at his second Cy Young?
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Postby tinfoilxtouch » Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:32 pm

Webb should win the award if the voters have any idea what they are doing. However, I can see Smoltz having a chance because of his name recognition, coupled with Webb's lack of media attention and Zambrano's unpopular personality.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:33 pm

Sure. Why not? Zambrano is not on a contender. Carpenter is probably going to get it though imo. Excellent numbers and he is on ateam likely to win its division.
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Postby Havok1517 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:36 pm

Personally, I think Zam and Halladay are the winners right now.
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Postby DSpec » Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:43 pm

Smoltz definitely has a chance to be the cy young because of his numbers and his status. I think it'll be between him and Carpenter who is having another stellar season.
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Postby mrmelo15 » Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:53 pm

Gotta be Webb. ;-)
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Postby sportsaddict » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:23 pm

If you argue that Smoltz should win it, then you are overlooking the fact that Carp has better numbers and has actually had worse luck with wins this season. Personally, I think it will come down to Carp vs Webb, as Zambrano and Smoltz are both on non-contending teams.

I think Carpenter will win out when it is all said and done but who knows.
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Postby clevername » Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:34 pm

I keep seeing people proclaim that Webb should be a no doubt Cy Young winner this year.

Sure, he's had a great year, but has anyone seen what Carp is putting together (again)? He bests Webb in K's (in fewer innings), Whip and BAA at this point, and they're virtually tied in wins and ERA.

Webb certainly deserves to be considered, but it's a toss up at this point.

Throw in Zambrano and Smoltz and it's a nice little race.
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Postby Amazing Oopah » Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:17 am

The NL Cy Young race has a bit more tension than the AL one, but I really think it's down to Webb or Carpenter. Smoltz had a nice season, but there have been better pitchers out there.

Now, if his bullpen had theoretically gotten him those 6 wins... Maybe but I still doubt it.
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Postby CadensDad » Sun Aug 27, 2006 2:34 am

Zam- W-L ERA K Walks WHIP
14-5 3.31 180 99 1.28
Webb 13-5 2.99 137 40 1.20
Carp 12-6 3.05 138 34 1.08
Smoltz 11-6 3.46 169 40 1.15


As of right now I see
1st Carp
2nd Smoltz
3rd Zam
4th Webb
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