WhiteHot wrote:mikhayl wrote:Secret Avatar wrote:Cy Young winners usually come from teams that make the playoffs. If the Twins make the playoffs, Liriano will be the front-runner for sure (assuming of course he keeps pitching at or near his current level). If they don't he might lose out to a guy like Schilling, who is not much behind Liriano in the stats department, has an equal number of wins, and is on a team likely headed to the playoffs.
Of the last ten AL Cy Youngs, only half were awarded to starters on playoff teams.
1996-Pat Hentgen - No Playoffs
1997-Roger Clemens - No Playoffs
1998-Roger Clemens - No Playoffs
1999-Pedro Martinez - Playoffs
2000-Pedro Martinez - No Playoffs
2001-Roger Clemens - Playoffs
2002-Barry Zito - Playoffs
2003-Roy Halladay - No Playoffs
2004-Pedro Martinez - Playoffs
2005-Bartolo Colon - Playoffs
I'm pretty sure it was Johan Santana in 2004, not Pedro Martinez.
You would be correct. I was going by memory on most of them and got 2004 wrong.
Minny was a playoff team that year so it was still 5 from playoff teams and 5 from non-playoff teams.