By now, every angle of the American League Cy Young Award race has been examined. The general consensus is that old-school baseball voters covet wins too much and new-school writers are attempting to usher in the new sabermetric age in respect to player evaluation. Old schoolers will have you believe that C.C. Sebathia's 18 wins in the AL East or Justin Verlander's 16 wins in the midst of a pennant race qualify them more than Greinke. However, besides Greinke, only Felix Hernandez has an ERA below 3.00, and the Royals' ace is rapidly approaching 2.00. In his worst two-month stint of the season, June and July, Zack Greinke went 2-5 despite an ERA of 3.14, 65 K, and 16 BB. (If Greinke's highest two-month ERA total of 3.14 was actually his ERA for the year, he would still rank 20th in all o ...
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