He’s Your Cy: Why Chris Carpenter Is the NL Cy Young Winner

Posted: 10th November 2009 by Lewie Pollis in MLB
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For the most part, the 2009áMLBáAwards Season will be aásnoozefest. Sure, there will be some debate over secondary awards like Rookie of the Year, but for the most part, the major hardware is spoken for. ZackáGreinkeáappears to have a well-deserved stranglehold on the AL Cy Young. Joe Mauer is the clearáchoiceáfor AL Most Valuable Player, except to a few fringe Yankee fans and Harold Reynolds. And if Albert Pujols is not the unanimousáchoiceáforáNL MVP, it will be because one of the voters was being difficult for the sake of being difficult. The only category in which there has been much serious debate is theáNLáCy Young. The front-runners, ESPN tells us, are Chris Carpenter, Tim Lincecum, and Adam Wainwright. Wainwright should not be a serious candidate for the award. While h ...

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