Cy Young Ponderings

Posted: 20th October 2009 by Ian Hunter in MLB
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On the heels of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance announcement of the AL Cy Young Award and Tao of Stieb's ballot , I thought I would chime in with my own two cents on the subject. Of course, any year Roy Halladay doesn't win is a damn shame and this was the fourth year in a row where he was at least in the top-five pitchers in the league.

Now while there is an enormous amount of weight placed on a pitcher's win/loss record, ERA and strikeouts, let's take a moment to delve into the overlooked or neglected categories that Cy Young votes should be taking into consideration.

First of all, if the win/loss record is such a significant part of the ballot, then I urge the Baseball Writers of America to at least glance over at the pitcher's run support category. While C.C. Sabathia' ...

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