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Sabathia wins AL Cy Young

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by chester, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. chester

    chester Member

    AP just moved a story saying C.C. Sabathia won the AL CY Young. Sabathia had 19 of 28 first-place votes, and 119 total points. Beckett had eight first-place votes and 86 points.
  2. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    I thought Beckett's regular season was more dominant than Sabathia, but I'm not going to cry foul over this choice, either.

    I am surprised that it wasn't closer.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Way to crush Beckett, C.C.!!

    O, wait ...
  4. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

  5. pallister

    pallister Guest

    The postseason needs to be included in the voting.
  6. jagtrader

    jagtrader Active Member

    Their numbers are really close. Sabathia pitched 40 more innings, so I guess he deserves the nod.
  7. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Yeah, then Dirk Nowitzki wouldn't have won MVP for the NBA last year and A-Rod wouldn't win this year's MVP!
  8. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Well, Sabathia was not the best pitcher in the AL this year. Playoffs proved that. Just sayin'.
  9. How much of that was the fact that the Sox had a better bullpen?
  10. jagtrader

    jagtrader Active Member

    It doesn't really matter. Sabathia still pitched those innings and deserves credit for them. They helped his team. The extra 40 innings could have also contributed to Sabathia's playoff struggles.

    If you're taking two guys with comparable stats and one had a 17 percent larger workload, I'd go with that guy.
  11. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Not that much. Wedge didn't hesitate to go to his pen, Beckett pitched deep into plenty of games -- and Beckett did have that trip to the DL.

    As I argued before the postseason began, however, Beckett was the more dominant pitcher by my estimation, and I think it was a mistake to place such a high priority on a couple extra starts.

    The baseball writers deserve to look a little silly here -- primarily one in particular at Sports Illustrated who listed Beckett THIRD behind Sabathia and Carmona. Just my opinion.
  12. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    The 40 innings work out to more than one extra inning per start, and that's nothing to be sneezed at.
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