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RedsMan3203
07-13-2006, 11:15 AM
Who Wins It?

Francisco Liriano?

or

Jonathan Papelbon?

NJReds
07-13-2006, 11:18 AM
Papelbon. The ESPN/Red Sox campaign will be difficult for Liriano to overcome.

Red Leader
07-13-2006, 11:24 AM
i think Papelbon will win it as well. His team is in better position to make a run in the postseason, and Papelbon has been dominant from the beginning of the season. Not that Liriano doesn't deserve it.

RedsMan3203
07-13-2006, 11:29 AM
What bout Jered Weaver? He going to make a case?

Jpup
07-13-2006, 11:31 AM
What bout Jered Weaver? He going to make a case?

he plays on the wrong coast. Papelbon will win.

redsfan30
07-13-2006, 11:32 AM
Liriano.

In my opinion, a dominating starter is more important than a dominating closer.

dabvu2498
07-13-2006, 11:43 AM
I went with JP, but if Liriano/Santana pitch the Twins back into the hunt, maybe, just maybe...

Cedric
07-13-2006, 12:15 PM
I can't remember anything like what I'm seeing from Liriano and Weaver. These guys aren't just pitching good baseball, they are literally pitching better than anyone else.

It's a big if, but Liriano would be the cy young front runner with more starts under his belt.

Johnny Footstool
07-13-2006, 12:59 PM
Papelbon will win. Not only does he pitch for a big-market team, but he's also been the closer since day 1. The Twins foolishly kept Liriano out of the rotation for more than a month. If it comes down to a toss-up, that could be a tie-breaker.

blumj
07-13-2006, 01:12 PM
I don't even think this one will be particularly close, unless Liriano goes through a particularly rough patch or gets hurt. Papelbon could duplicate his 1st half exactly and still not be able to compete with what Liriano is doing.

dougdirt
07-13-2006, 02:28 PM
I think if the vote were today, Papelbon would win. However I think what Liriano will do in the second half of the season will push him ahead of Papelbon, and maybe even to the front of the Cy Young race.

toledodan
07-13-2006, 03:35 PM
verlander of detroit has to be thrown into the mix.