2009 MLB Awards By Otter: Cy Young

Posted: 7th October 2009 by Heidi Hennen in MLB
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"They" - which I can only loosely define as the people who said things many years ago that we bring up as clichÚs to this day - say that strong pitching determines post-season success. I am not a member of "they," but I certainly agree a team can climb the back of a strong pitcher in their pursuit of baseball's biggest prize. In anticipation of those post-season pitching gems, here's a review of the 2009 Cy Young race. Cleveland Indians Pitcher Cliff Lee became one of the most unlikely Cy Young Award winners in 2008, one year after a terrible season that saw him shuttled to the minors and left off the team's playoff roster. He recovered beyond expectations, posting a 22-3 win-loss record with a 2.54 ERA. Midway through 2009 it appeared as though Lee's 2008 success was a fluke as he ...

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