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AL Cy Young?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Shaggy, Aug 26, 2009.

  1. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Is Greinke going to be denied because of his 12-8 record? Considering his ERA is around 2.35, the W-L is obviously not his fault.

    Here are the best candidates. Who's your top 3?:

    Zack Greinke, Kansas City
    Justin Verlander, Detroit
    Roy Halladay, Toronto
    CC Sabathia, New York
    Jarrod Washburn, Seattle/Detroit
    Felix Hernandez, Seattle
    Josh Beckett, Boston
    Mariano Rivera, New York
    Edwin Jackson, Detroit
     
  2. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    1. Greinke
    2. Greinke
    3. Greinke.
     
  3. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Greinke has lost to the White Sox twice, and the Sox can't hit.

    I think he has a good shot, though, especially since Poz's early SI story got his name out there. Think he needs at least 15 wins, though.

    Halladay would be a good choice, too.
     
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Greinke finished strong after a rough month in the 2nd half last year, so that might be happening again.

    His last two against the White Sox were rough, but he is 2-2 with a 2.31 ERA against them in five starts.
     
  5. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    Unfortunately, in the one game I went to in KC, he shut out the Sox.
     
  6. KevinmH9

    KevinmH9 Active Member

    1. Greinke
    2. Verlander
    3. Halladay
     
  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I was happy about it (I've got Greinke on all three of my fantasy teams).

    Leads the league in ERA and complete games. Tied for the lead in shutouts with two. Second to Verlander in strikeouts. I think Greinke has to be the top candidate, especially if he finishes strong, regardless of his record.
     
  8. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    It's Greinke's to lose.

    Still a month to go. A lot can happen.
     
  9. YGBFKM

    YGBFKM Guest

    True. It was Brandon Webb's to lose at point last year, and he certainly lost it.
     
  10. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Absolutely. And Greinke's been a bit shaky the last two months.

    As the great philosopher Joaquin Andujar said, "You can sum it up in one word: You never know."
     
  11. RTJ

    RTJ Member

    According to Joe Morgan, it's C.C. Sabathia. Idiot.

    (And yeah, I'm in the Greinke camp.)
     
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Greinke, Verlander, Halladay ... for now. A lot can still change.
     
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