Lofunzo wrote: Amazinz wrote:
BigBlue wrote:Huh? What happened to that guy named Jason Schmidt?!?! I heard he had a pretty good year and got ROBBED!!!!!!!
Schmidt definitely had a Cy Young-caliber year last year and it's a shame they don't give out two awards. Gagne had the most dominant season ever for a reliever
and he deserved it. It's a shame but Schmidt was not robbed IMO.
Quite possibly but only by a hair, if at all. I'm sure that many of you here aren't familiar with Eckersley's 1990 campaign.
No doubt Eckersley's '90 campaign was awesome as well as '92 when he actually won the Cy Young. But Gagne did not blow a save. That is primarily what I'm referring to when I said the most dominant ever.
Also, Eckersley was in the running in '90 but lost to a 27-game winner. I'm not sure how many SVOs Eckersley had in '90 because they didn't keep track of the stat and I don't have it handy. Eckersley blew 3 SVOs in '92 when he won the Cy Young.
As for Tavish's comment, there's some validity to that argument but since there was a precedent for awarding relievers the Cy Young there is absolutely no way they could overlook Gagne last year.