Felix Hernandez captured his first career Cy Young Award, beating out David Price and CC Sabathia for the honor in a vote by the Baseball Writers Association of America.I know a lot of you are going to be upset by this result, but the right guy won the award.
Hernandez received 21 first-place votes, while Price received four and Sabathia got three. Hernandez and Sabathia were the only pitchers named on all 28 ballots, while Price was listed on 27.
This marks the second straight year that voters rewarded a pitcher despite his win-loss record, as Hernandez won with a 13-12 record.
"If you look at every way you measure a pitcher other than wins, Hernandez had the other two guys beat," said one voter, who listed Hernandez, Sabathia and Price in the top three slots on his ballot. "If it was the 'Most Valuable Pitcher' award, I would have voted for Sabathia. But the Cy Young is for best pitcher, and to me, that was Hernandez."
Thursday, November 18, 2010
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