From ESPN and Jayson Stark:
From ESPN and Jayson Stark:
"I came here to kick ass and chew bubble gum... and I'm all out of bubble gum."
- - Rowdy Roddy Piper
"It takes a big man to admit when he is wrong. I am not a big man"
- - Fletch
Volquez won't win it but he should receive some votes IMO.
I don't ever want to hear the name "Lincecum"
What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand
I'd like to see them instill an MLB "Player of the Year" and "Pitcher of the Year". Kind of like a king of the hill type award, which doesn't factor in league, valuableness, etc. Just who did the best.
I was suprised to see Lincecum is even money for the award at sportsbook.com. They list Webb at -500 (i.e. he is the overwhelming favorite). I'd hand the award to Tim myself.
On another hand, if anyone is interested in paying off their mortgage the Cards are at 50000-1 to win the division. As Kevin from the Office says, if you ever get 10000-1 odds, you take it...although I'm still waiting on Mellencamp's Oscar.
I think it should be interesting to see the amount of votes CC ends up getting. He's been beyond outstanding as a Brewer, but he probably hasn't pitched enough games in the NL to get any serious consideration.
I think the award should definitely be Lincecum's though.
Here's an interesting question...would your opinions change if Sabathia was called up from the minors instead of being acquired in a trade? How about in the MVP voting?
If CC should happen to go 14-0 this season with an ERA of about 1.40, it would be hard to deny him the CYA, unless LIncecum or Webb finish just as strong. But it's unlikley CC can go 5-0 to finish the season, as wins are too team dependent.
I'm a little different on the MVP though. I think even though he came to the Brewers in July, he's definitely been the most valuable player to his team this season. I know there are strong arguments to be made for other (every day) players, but where would the Brewers be without CC?
I'm just like everybody else. I have two arms, two legs and 4,000 hits."
CC has played in about 11 games.
For example, if CC gets shelled, do you think his team has more or less of a chance to win than if Pujols goes 0-4?
On the other hand, if CC throws a complete game gem, does his team have more or less of a chance to win than if Pujols goes 3-4 with a home run?
If it were the Most Sensational Pitcher to Chat About Right Now award or the Most Dazzling Streak of the Year award, then yeah, give it to him. You can oogle and drool over CC's accomplishments every day of the week, show highlights on days he doesn't pitch, but reality is this season he hasn't played in a full half season + another half of a season's off days worth of his team's games.
Brandon Webb's chances at winning the Cy Young are slowly slipping away. He allowed seven runs in 5.2 innings today and has allowed six or more runs in three straight starts. The Cy Young should be Tim Lincecum's to lose IMO.