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Cy Young Contenders-Update

Posted on: August 26, 2009 10:56 pm
As the 2009 season continues to progress, we have seen some dominating performances by pitchers in both leagues. These are my updated predictions 
for Cy young contenders.
American League
  1. Roy Halladay, Toronto Blue Jays; W-L 13-7, ERA 3.03, K 159
  2. Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners; W-L 12-5, ERA 2.73, K 173
  3. Josh Beckett, Boston Red Sox; W-L 14-5, ERA 3.65, K 154
  4. Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers; W-L 14-7, ERA 3.38, K 211
  5. C.C. Sabathia, New York Yankees; W-L 15-7, ERA 3.59, K 148
Honorable Mention: Zack Greinke, Kansas City Royals; Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees
National League
  1. Chris Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals; W-L 14-3, ERA 2.16, K 111
  2. Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals; W-L 15-7, ERA 2.50, K 157
  3. Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants; W-L 12-4, ERA 2.43, K 214
  4. Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants; W-L 12-4, ERA 2.39, K 133
  5. Ryan Franklin, St. Louis Cardinals; SV 34, ERA 1.07, K 34
Honorable Mention: Josh Johnson, Florida Marlins; Joel Pineiro, St. Louis Cardinals

Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2009 1:05 pm

Cy Young Contenders-Update

American League:
As a Boston fan, I can't see Josh Beckett winning it.
Zack Greinke deserves to win.  He has a good record and he received no decisions 8 times when giving up 0 or 1 run. 

National League:
Chris Carpenter seems to have held up this season.  Should be the comeback player of the year..
This is Tim Lincecum's award to loose..

Since: Aug 5, 2009
Posted on: September 10, 2009 4:17 pm

Cy Young Contenders-Update

I think it's going to be tough not to give it to CC Sabathia of the Yankees. His performasnce coupled with the team winning more than 100 games gives him the edge.
I once thought that Josh Beckett had a great shot at it but  his last 5 of 6 games may have knocked him out of the running.
Roy Halliday, and Felix Hernandez in my opinion have no shot at all.
Justin Verlander of the Tigers can give CC a good run especially if he can get a few more wins before the season is out. 211 K's is very impressive.
Jon Lester of the Red Sox has 204 K's but he's not even on the radar.

Tim Lincecum would be my choice in the national league. He only has 12 wins but he has 214 K's and an ERA of 2.43

Since: Sep 8, 2009
Posted on: September 8, 2009 8:54 pm

Cy Young Contenders-Update

One name you all forgot to mention- Mariano Rivera. He's never won a Cy Young and certainly he's having one of the best years of his hall of fame career. No AL starting pitcher really stands out as totally dominant this year, although CC and Verlander are having very good years. I say Mo for Cy Young!! He's overdue.

Since: Dec 26, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2009 10:15 pm

Cy Young Contenders-Update

Greinke honorable mention? lol

Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: September 6, 2009 6:54 pm

Cy Young Contenders-Update

I still think it's Zack Grienke's to lose.

Here is my order;
1.  Zack Grienke
2.  Justin Verlander
3.  C.C. Sabathia
4.  Felix Hernandez
5.  Roy Halliday

Grienke's era is phenomenal.  Almost a full run lower than everyone else.  He also has the most quality starts.  Why should he be punished because his team sucks. 

Since: Apr 3, 2009
Posted on: September 5, 2009 5:51 pm

Cy Young Contenders-Update

C.C leads Beckett over in ERA.
I still think Greinke deserves it.
The lowest ERA should win the Cy Young in my opinion (maybe some WHIP/Total Runs allowed also, but I don't care too much about wins)

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2009 3:12 pm

Cy Young Contenders-Update

No way does CC deserve it. I would give it to Beckett over him. Felix should get it, but like you said about contention.


Since: Sep 13, 2007
Posted on: August 27, 2009 10:23 am

Cy Young Contenders-Update

IMO, I think Lincecum and Cain should be 1 and 2 on the CY Young list.  Take note, I am a Giants fan but if they had a average offense + a bullpen that doesn't blow leads, then both aces would have 16 maybe 17 wins by now.  Nothing against Carpenter or Wainwright.  Their records and ERA speak for themselves.  Realistly, Carpenter is one of my favorite pitchers, but truth be told if Lincecum and Cain were on the Cardinals, then they might be hovering around the 20 win mark with the potent lineup the Cards have.  Put Carpenter and Wainwright on the Giants and I'll say maybe 10 wins apiece.

Since: Aug 22, 2009
Posted on: August 27, 2009 1:32 am

Cy Young Contenders-Update

I don't think that either Roy Halladay or Felix Hernandez gets the AL Cy Young becuase their teams really aren't in playoff contention. This is the same reason why Zach Grienke won't win a Cy Young award if he stays with the Royals. Now the other 3 guys have a chance and i think the Josh Beckett has the least chance out of Justin Verlander and C.C. Sabathia. On the other side of things I think Adam Wainwright or Tim Lincecum gets the NL Cy Young. Chris Carpenter missed time on the year which I think hurts him. Tim Lincecum is going to be in the consideration for years to come even on a the Giants and their inept offense. Matt Cain may not win because of the team he is on and Tim Lincecum is clearly a better pitcher. Adam Wainwright is the dark horse here so I wouldn't be surprised if he wins the award. 

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