Skin Blues wrote:It's funny that Eckersley was an afterthought in the CY/MVP in 1990 when he posted a 0.61 ERA and 48 saves. But in 1992 he posts a 1.91 ERA and 51 saves and easily wins both in a landslide. Those 3 saves really made a huge difference I guess you don't realize how far the voting has come until you compare it to how fantastically ludicrous is used to be. It's still terrible, but not nearly to the same extent.
And even though I agree voters are smarter today than they used to be, the public is not. I'm watching the Yankees game and a poll was cast to the fans - who should win the CY Young in the AL. 34% said Weaver should win, 32% said Price. Verlander was a distant third at 18%, Sale at 10% and Rodney finished 5th with 8%.