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westofyou
11-14-2012, 07:09 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/price-dickey-win-cy-young-awards-17721829#.UKQyuuTAe5I




David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays and knuckleballer R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets are baseball's Cy Young Award winners.

Price barely beat out 2011 winner Justin Verlander for the American League award Wednesday in one of the closest votes ever. Dickey was an easy choice for the NL honor in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Runner-up two years ago in the Cy Young race, Price was the pick this time for the AL's top pitching prize. He received 14 of 28 first-place votes to edge Verlander, chosen first on 13 ballots.

Kc61
11-14-2012, 07:59 PM
Cueto finished fourth with 75 points, one first place vote, four second place votes, ten third place votes, ten fourth place votes, two fifth place votes.

Chapman got one fifth place vote, one of nine pitchers to get a vote in the competition.

RA Dickey had this locked up for some time IMO, not only did he have a great year, but he is a "great story" and had one of the best seasons ever for a knuckleballer.

RedsfaninMT
11-14-2012, 08:43 PM
Cueto finished fourth with 75 points, one first place vote, four second place votes, ten third place votes, ten fourth place votes, two fifth place votes.

Chapman got one fifth place vote, one of nine pitchers to get a vote in the competition.

RA Dickey had this locked up for some time IMO, not only did he have a great year, but he is a "great story" and had one of the best seasons ever for a knuckleballer.

Agreed, and he's in the NYC market. But Kershaw coming in 2nd is more surprising to me.

dougdirt
11-15-2012, 12:47 AM
Why is Kershaw being 2nd a surprise?

PuffyPig
11-15-2012, 09:22 AM
Why is Kershaw being 2nd a surprise?

Because he didn't win? He was the best pitcher in the NL this year.

marcshoe
11-15-2012, 11:37 AM
It's still a surprise when writers look beyond the win total and recognize a superior season anyway. Felix paved the way, though.

Kind of funny, though, I expected Kershaw to finish third, and there's not that much of a difference. In truth, I think he was quite a bit better than Gio.

PuffyPig
11-15-2012, 01:25 PM
The pitcher who was voted quite a bit higher than he deserved was Gonzalez.

He should have been ranked behind Kershaw, Dickey, Cueto, maybe Lohse and arguably Krimbel and Chapman.

Those 21 wins sure look pretty though.

Wonderful Monds
11-15-2012, 01:43 PM
The pitcher who was voted quite a bit higher than he deserved was Gonzalez.

He should have been ranked behind Kershaw, Dickey, Cueto, maybe Lohse and arguably Krimbel and Chapman.

Those 21 wins sure look pretty though.

What? Gio was arguably the second best pitcher in the league. I don't even see how you could possibly argue Lohse was better.

Gio had a 5.4 WAR and a sub-3 FIP. He had an incredible year.

bucksfan2
11-15-2012, 01:58 PM
Does RA Dickey win the award if he isn't from NY?

Nathan
11-15-2012, 04:10 PM
Does RA Dickey win the award if he isn't from NY?

Depends. If he pitched most of his games in Cincinnati, if the game that he did pitch here was much of an indication, no. San Diego or San Fran, maybe. Those are pretty big parks. :p

PuffyPig
11-15-2012, 04:13 PM
What? Gio was arguably the second best pitcher in the league. I don't even see how you could possibly argue Lohse was better.

Gio had a 5.4 WAR and a sub-3 FIP. He had an incredible year.

A starter who wants to compete for the CYA needs to go deep into games. Gonzalez fell short of 200 innings.

31 pitchers in the majors had more, including 4 Reds. I just threw Lohse's name in there to get Mike Thiery all excited.