With all due respect to CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander, Felix Hernandez, Roy Halladay, and Mariano Rivera—they are not winning the American League Cy Young Award in 2009. That honor will go to Kansas City Royals ace Zack Greinke. My preseason pick to win the AL Cy Young award (I am going to take that to the grave with me) all but wrapped up the award with a solid six-inning, zero-run performance against the Boston Red Sox last night. Did Greinke have his best stuff last night? Probably not. He did walk three in six innings of work. But Greinke proved last night why he is the best pitcher in baseball in 2009—even when he doesn’t have his best stuff, he can still dominate one of the best lineups in baseball. Greinke only allowed two runs and kept the Red Sox hitters off-bala ...
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