Say It with Me: Tim Lincecum Is the 2009 National League Cy Young

Posted: 3rd October 2009 by Andrew Nuschler in MLB
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The three-horse race for the National League Cy Young Award is officially over. The votes haven't been cast or tallied yet as the Major League Baseball season still has some leg in it, but Chris Carpenter, Tim Lincecum, and Adam Wainwright have all finished their respective bodies of work. Carp and Lincecum put a little extra flourish on their campaigns while Wainwright took a bit of a tumble. In fairness to the St. Louis Cardinals' No. 2, the totality of the slide wasn't his fault. Unfortunately, that very fact makes the Redbird bullpen's fantastic explosion a double whammy. Not only did it cost Wainwright the magical 20th win, but it also evidenced the ridiculous nature of arguing the win as a substantive metric for proving a starting pitcher's true value. In the modern game of baseball, ...

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Say It with Me: Tim Lincecum Is the 2009 National League Cy Young

Posted: 3rd October 2009 by Andrew Nuschler in MLB
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The three-horse race for the National League Cy Young Award is officially over. The votes haven't been cast or tallied yet as the Major League Baseball season still has some leg in it, but Chris Carpenter, Tim Lincecum, and Adam Wainwright have all finished their respective bodies of work. Carp and Lincecum put a little extra flourish on their campaigns while Wainwright took a bit of a tumble. In fairness to the St. Louis Cardinals' No. 2, the totality of the slide wasn't his fault. Unfortunately, that very fact makes the Redbird bullpen's fantastic explosion a double whammy. Not only did it cost Wainwright the magical 20th win, but it also evidenced the ridiculous nature of arguing the win as a substantive metric for proving a starting pitcher's true value. In the modern game of baseball, ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - MLB
Article written by Andrew Nuschler

Comments are closed.