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NL Cy Young .. whaddya think?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BB Bobcat, Sep 3, 2008.


NL Cy Young

  1. Webb

    12 vote(s)
  2. Lincecum

    11 vote(s)
  3. Sabathia

    14 vote(s)
  4. Other

    1 vote(s)
  1. BB Bobcat

    BB Bobcat Active Member

    Webb, Lincecum or Sabathia?
  2. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I'd go with Webb, but Lincecum has a pretty strong case.
  3. a_rosenthal

    a_rosenthal Guest

    Who do I think will win or who should win?
  4. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    I don't see how it can be anybody other than Lincecum. Leads the NL in strikeouts by a sizable margin, leads the NL in ERA. Very comparable WHIP and IP to Webb.

    If your argument is that Webb plays for a playoff contender, then that takes Cliff Lee out of the equation in the AL.
  5. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    It's not that. Dispute the stat all you want, but if Webb finishes with 21 wins and Lincecum has 16 or 17, it'll be an uphill battle for him.
  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I think if Webb finishes strong, he's still going to get it over Lincecum. But if these last two lousy starts are the beginning of a trend, Lincecum's going to win it.

    Sabathia finished third unless both fade.
  7. Gene Parmesan

    Gene Parmesan Member

    Webb will likely win it, but Lincecum should.
  8. Bmiklasz

    Bmiklasz New Member

    I have a vote and if I had to cast it today, Lincecum is the easy choice for the top line on my ballot. In addition to the best ERA and the most Ks in the league, the dude is 15-3 for a team that was 20 games under .500 through Wednesday. Think about that one for a moment. Just my opinion.
  9. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Gotta go with Webb.
  10. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    Care to share your reasoning?
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    It's Webb or Lincecum.

    CC will end up with more starts in the AL (18) than NL (probably 16)... doesn't cut it.

    Lincecum's edge over Webb is 2.60 ERA to 3.19.
    Webb's edge is 21 or 22 wins to maybe 18 and on a division winner -- although 18-4 or something like that on the pathetic Giants should be a huge plus.

    K/BB ratio equal (L = 216/72, W = 160/51)
    WHIP equal (L = 1.187, W = 1.172)
    IP equal (L = 190, W = 192)
  12. Rhody31

    Rhody31 Well-Known Member

    Say Sabathia has five starts left and wins three of them and goes 12-0.
    His ERA should be under 2 this season; his WHIP is around 1.0 and he's getting almost 9 Ks per 9 - he's not the best pitcher in the NL this year?

    Sabathia should win if he gets to 12 or 13 wins; Lincecum second, Webb third, Harden fourth.
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