thedude wrote: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.
Writer's don't vote for Gold Gloves, mgrs do.
Clemens was in reality the best pitcher, but 13 wins just won't get you a CY, no matter the era. Interesting that it was Clemens 2nd best era+ ever. He blew them away in era+. Win Shares was closer if you only count pitching win shares. Carpenter was only 3 behind, not a huge amount. He had a -4 in batting, which took away from his overall total. Carpenter did lead in QS, and was 3rd in Vorp. I would have had Clemens 1, Carpenter 2, but he was a good choice.