I'm a shade unclear as to the specific voting rules for Major League Baseball's regular season awards. Common sense would dictate the writers who select the winners have to wait until the last of the 162 games (including any one-game playoffs that might be necessary) so that they have a complete data set. If that's the case, the official tallies should begin rolling in once the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers finish up their hostilities on Tuesday. Which means I still have some time to do my part in helping to redirect the group think that seems to be driving Chris Carpenter's charge for the 2009 National League Cy Young. I won't rehash the general data, but suffice it to say the Carp has small leads in the more traditional categories while his strongest adversary counters with the same ...
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