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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

Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby 011472 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:45 am

With his fourth consecutive poor start, I think Lee is now far from the lead in this race. Considering the question is who WILL win the Cy Young, I think the answer will be Sabathia. I expect his ERA will finish below 3.00 and he'll lead the league in wins. That should be enough for the voters.

If the question were who SHOULD win, I'd currently be going with Buchhotz.
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby Bloody Sox » Fri Aug 27, 2010 12:52 pm

011472 wrote:With his fourth consecutive poor start, I think Lee is now far from the lead in this race. Considering the question is who WILL win the Cy Young, I think the answer will be Sabathia. I expect his ERA will finish below 3.00 and he'll lead the league in wins. That should be enough for the voters.

If the question were who SHOULD win, I'd currently be going with Buchhotz.

Naw - simply not enough Ks or IP to deserve it (as much as I'd like him or Lester to).

I do tend to agree with you that Sabathia or Price probably will win based on their high win and K totals, very good ERAs, and very strong likelihood that one of their teams will win the division (as meaningless as that actually is).
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:03 pm

Something's not right with Lee, this is the worst he's looked in a couple years......oddly enough it's not really his WHIP that is horrible.....he's just getting hit around. I know the Tampa Bay start he was the victim of some flairs and seeing eye singles but it can't really be much of a coincidence.

Felix takes the lead in my book with Lee, Liriano, Sabathia and Price jumbled up behind him.
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby thatguy27 » Sun Sep 05, 2010 7:57 pm

Felix continues to widen the gap between himself and the field, at least with regards to who SHOULD win the CY. However, I think in the voters' eyes, it is probably still closer than it should be due to Felix's pedestrian record. All I know is that if Felix is denied the award (and I'm assuming he finishes the season strong), I will be frickin' pissed.
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby Skin Blues » Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:56 pm

Should be Liriano. I can't see any rational argument to make otherwise. I know wins and losses shouldn't count for much, but he's only lost a single game since June. #1 in WAR. #1 in xFIP, by a landslide. The ace of a division leading staff. What else does he have to do?
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:53 am

Skin Blues wrote:Should be Liriano. I can't see any rational argument to make otherwise. I know wins and losses shouldn't count for much, but he's only lost a single game since June. #1 in WAR. #1 in xFIP, by a landslide. The ace of a division leading staff. What else does he have to do?


Right now I've vote for Felix. IMO he is pitched just as well as Liriano and Lee but blows them away in IP. He's got 50+ more innings pitched than Liriano and 25 more innings pitched than Lee.
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby AquaMan2342 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:00 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:
Skin Blues wrote:Should be Liriano. I can't see any rational argument to make otherwise. I know wins and losses shouldn't count for much, but he's only lost a single game since June. #1 in WAR. #1 in xFIP, by a landslide. The ace of a division leading staff. What else does he have to do?


Right now I've vote for Felix. IMO he is pitched just as well as Liriano and Lee but blows them away in IP. He's got 50+ more innings pitched than Liriano and 25 more innings pitched than Lee.


Craziest part about this is that Lee has 25 more IP than Liriano and he missed nearly a month's worth of action. It's too bad he's been struggling otherwise he was a shoo-in.
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby J35J » Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:23 pm

For me it's Felix

I then like Weaver, Lee, Lester and Liriano.
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby thedude » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:58 am

At this point it is clearly King Felix for me. With Weaver, Buchholz, Liriano, and Wilson getting some love.

Sabathia probably has a the best chance of winning it, though Felix is clearly having a better year.
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Re: Who will win the AL Cy Young

Postby KronJon » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:48 pm

My choice is Felix. Liriano and Lee follow.

But the question here is who "will" win the cy young. And since the voters care so much about wins, the answer is Sabathia. Sabathia and Price are actually pretty far ahead of the pack right now in terms of what the voters look for.
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