November 18, 2010

Hernandez Wins AL Cy Young

Hurrah for common sense! Felix Hernandez was named the winner of the 2010 American League Cy Young Award by the BBWAA (1st place votes in parenthesis).
                             1st  2nd  3rd  4th  5th   Pts
1. Felix Hernandez, Mariners 21 2 3 1 1 167
2. David Price, Rays 4 15 7 1 111
3. CC Sabathia, Yankees 3 10 12 2 1 102
4. Jon Lester, Red Sox 1 9 12 33
5. Jered Weaver, Angels 1 2 6 2 24
6. Clay Buchholz, Red Sox 2 5 4 20
7. Cliff Lee, Mariners/ Rangers 1 1 1 6
8. Rafael Soriano, Rays 1 3 5
9. Trevor Cahill, Athletics 1 2 4
10. Joakim Soria, Royals 1 2
11. Francisco Liriano, Twins 1 1
12. Justin Verlander, Tigers 1 1
The BBWAA link above also has who each voter listed as first on their ballot. But what I wanna know is: Who the fuck had Felix 5th?

The corresponding award from the Baseball Bloggers Alliance is the Walter Johnson Award:
                            1st votes   Pts
1. Felix Hernandez, Mariners 18 137
2. CC Sabathia, Yankees 3 62
3. David Price, Rays 1 57
4. Cliff Lee, Mariners/Rangers 41
5. Jered Weaver, Angels 22
6. Jon Lester, Red Sox 18
7. Clay Buchholz, Red Sox 14
8. Francisco Liriano, Twins 13
9. Trevor Cahill, Athletics 5
10. Justin Verlander, Tigers 5
My AL BBA ballot:
1. Felix Hernandez, Mariners
2. Clay Buchholz, Red Sox
3. David Price, Rays
4. CC Sabathia, Yankees
5. Jered Weaver, Angels
Example
The BBA also presented the Goose Gossage Award for the best relief pitcher. The 2010 winners:

American League
                             1st votes   Pts
1. Rafael Soriano, Rays 14 94
2. Joakim Soria, Royals 4 48
3. Mariano Rivera, Yankees 1 23
4. Joaquin Benoit, Rays 3 19
5. Neftali Feliz, Rangers 12
6. Matt Thornton, White Sox 1 9
7. Daniel Bard, Red Sox 1
8. Jonathan Papelbon, Red Sox 1
National League
                             1st votes   Pts
1. Brian Wilson, Giants 17 104
2. Heath Bell, Padres 2 52
3. Carlos Marmol, Cubs 5 41
4. Billy Wagner, Atlanta 19
5. Arthur Rhodes, Reds 1 5
6. Hong-Chih Kuo, Dodgers 2
7. Matt Belisle, Rockies 1
8. Jonny Venters, Atlanta 1
My AL BBA ballot:
1. Joaquin Benoit, Rays
2. Mariano Rivera, Yankees
3. Rafael Soriano, Rays

8 comments:

L-girl said...

OK, who put Papelbon on their ballot? Fess up.

FenFan said...

OK, who put Papelbon on their ballot?

I was thinking the same thing...

redsock said...

Not me!

The Omnipotent Q said...

The Infamous George King, who screwed Pedro out of the MVP in 1999, voted Hernandez fifth, and the Cash Cow first. Dumbass.

Patrick said...

I appreciate that the bloggers gave more credit to Cliff Lee and Tim Lincecum than the Buaah (that's phonetic). I really didn't appreciate seeing Lincecum in 11th and Lee in 7th!!!

Those two were fifth and first in their respective leagues in fangraphs WAR.

tim said...

Amy?

Amy said...

Ha, you know it wasn't me! :)

redsock said...

Oh, you mean George A. King III?

Pompous shitdouche.

What a fucking fuckwit that guy is. Fucks Pedro in 99 with the excuse that he doesn't think pitchers should be eligible for the MVP. Which is a violation of the rules all by itself (voters cannot make new rules all by their lonesome), but okay, we will let that slide ...

Then we learn that the asshole had David Wells and Rick Helling on his MVP ballot in 1998 -- i.fucking.e., THE PREVIOUS FUCKING GODDAMN YEAR!!!!!!!!!