Keith Law and the NL Cy Young Vote

Posted: 27th November 2009 by Joe Regan in MLB
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So in case you had not heard, the fellow nerds of baseball prospectus, beyond the box score, fangraphs, and the like really lost their ability to complain about their annual insane individual award vote.

Greinke won the AL Cy Young over Sabathia (in fact, Sabathia wasn't even No. 2), Mauer won the AL MVP over Teixeira, and all was right in the world.

Lincecum, the NL leader in Strikeouts per nine innings and FIP, won the NL Cy Young vote as well. This was a close vote, where Lincecum barely edged out the one-two punch of aces of the Cardinals, Chris Carpenter, and Adam Wainwright. Was this the right choice? Well, that's up to you. The independent pitching statistics favored Mr. Lincecum (FIP, tRA, K/BB, but this was a slight edge). Carpenter led in ERA, had a better wal ...

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