Yoda wrote:davidmarver wrote:Carpenter was sixth in the NL in pitching win shares; Clemens was #1, Willis #2.
Clemens dominated the NL in pitching runs, with 56, Willis was third (behind Pettitte) with 44, and Carpenter was fifth with 41.
Clemens was #1 in the NL in ERA+ at 247, Pettitte was second at 194, Willis third, and Carp fourth.
Clemens run support was only 3.58 compared to Carp's 5.51.
To add on, Clemens ERA and WHIP were both better, as well.
Translation: Carpenter was NOT the best pitcher in NL. Thanks Dave for further proving my point.
We all know that the best players/pitchers/teams do not always take home the hardware.
Writers are ussally old school types (after all you have to earn your way to the top in the news paper bussiness) so they often don't give awards to the best player. Just look at Derek Jeter and his two gold gloves, in what other sport could you give one of the worst defensive shortstops the award which is supposed to go to a good defensive shortstop.