Matthias wrote:mweir145 wrote:Kazmir is actually a whole 50 innings pitched behind Halladay right now, and that number is only likely to increase as the season goes along. How much would something like that come into play if their wins/ERA were similar at the end?
Pretty significantly, actually. I remember last year with Sabathia and Beckett having similar wins/ERA (19-7 vs. 20-7 and 3.21 vs. 3.27) a number of sportswriters I read said that the difference for them was that Sabathia was more of a workhorse for his team (241 IP vs. 200 2/3).
I think there's also a flavor to the Cy Young that it's who "dominated" the league the most so K's have a minor factor into the decision, but only if there's a gross disparity between the two.
Yeah, K's definitely do matter. I remember Ks being a major reason why Bedard was getting significant consideration prior to his injury.