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Who will win?

Jon Lester
15
24%
David Price
9
15%
Cliff Lee
17
27%
Felix Hernandez
7
11%
Andy Pettitte
0
No votes
CC Sabathia
8
13%
Francisco Liriano
0
No votes
Carl Pavano
6
10%
 
Total votes : 62

Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby thedude » Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:02 pm

Two questions:
1. Who will win the AL Cy Young (which is the poll)?
2. Who should win the AL Cy Young?
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby thedude » Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:09 pm

1. Liriano won't win because he has a bad record and his ERA is not amazing. Lester, Price, or Lee have the best chance at actually winning. Sabathia could also take it.

2. I like Lester or Lee. Probably a slight edge to Lee.
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:01 pm

thedude wrote:I like Lester or Lee. Probably a slight edge to Lee.

My thoughts exactly.
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby MashinSpuds » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:06 pm

I voted Pavano for the sheer fact that he's actually included on this list. Fantastic season. He's probably just happy to be here holding the popcorn.
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby thatguy27 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:55 pm

Lester or Lee will likely win it due to high win totals. I'm leaning toward Lester as he presently has 2 more wins than Lee AND I expect Lee's peripherals to take a hit now that he's pitching half his games in Arlington (but man, his K/BB ratio is effin amazing!). I think Felix deserves to be in the conversation as equal with those two, but unfortunately his record will hurt him in the voters eyes.
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby thatguy27 » Sun Jul 25, 2010 2:59 pm

Price and Sabathia would be my next 2, but IMO they are a tier below the top 3. However, their high win totals will certainly play out favorably for them in the eyes of the voters.
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby lastingsgriller » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:02 pm

I voted for Pavano. best mustache.
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby thejusman1 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:08 pm

I voted Cliff Lee, because in all honesty, it doesn't look like the Red Sox will even make the playoffs this year, while what's happening down in Arlington is nothing short of amazing. Cliff Lee and the Rangers have an 8.5 game lead over the Angels 8-o
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:30 pm

thejusman1 wrote:I voted Cliff Lee, because in all honesty, it doesn't look like the Red Sox will even make the playoffs this year, while what's happening down in Arlington is nothing short of amazing. Cliff Lee and the Rangers have an 8.5 game lead over the Angels 8-o


I really don't get this justification. Lester can't control what the team does on days he doesn't pitch: in fact, he can't entirely control what they do on days he does pitch. Also, why is Lee getting credit for playing on a winning team? He wasn't even on the team when they built that lead. For most of the year, he was on a much worse team than the Red Sox.
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby raiders_umpire » Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:52 pm

I would go with Lee as of right now.
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