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JermaineDye05
11-13-2008, 01:07 PM
Congrats Cliff Lee, even though you're an Indian and I hate you. Hats off, you had a heck of a year and deserved it.

Link (http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20081113&content_id=3677553&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb)

I want Mags back
11-13-2008, 01:07 PM
shocking

edit: merge

thomas35forever
11-13-2008, 01:13 PM
Congrats, Cliff. Now let us light you up a la Verlander next year.

eaganmafia
11-13-2008, 01:16 PM
How was it not unanimous?

doublem23
11-13-2008, 01:30 PM
How was it not unanimous?

I have no idea, what a joke, though this is the same organization that didnt unanimously elect Willie Mays to the HOF.

BadBobbyJenks
11-13-2008, 01:57 PM
Good to see Krod didn't get any first place love. One of the easiest decision for a post season award in a long time.

esbrechtel
11-13-2008, 02:05 PM
Lee is a beast....I wouldn't mind if he came back to earth next year...

PaleHoser
11-13-2008, 02:21 PM
I'm glad he had a stiff neck the last day of the regular season. :gulp:

oeo
11-13-2008, 02:30 PM
Thanks for throwing that cookie that Quentin missed.

soxpride724
11-13-2008, 03:14 PM
Great season Cliff! With that being said, I'm still glad you didn't pitch the last regular game of the season.

turners56
11-13-2008, 03:21 PM
We all knew that was coming. I'm just waiting for the AL MVP, because that one isn't all that obvious.

I was quite happy that K-Rod didn't even come close to winning.

areilly
11-13-2008, 03:46 PM
I have no idea, what a joke, though this is the same organization that didnt unanimously elect Willie Mays to the HOF.

Uhhhhhhhh did you see the season Halladay amassed in a tougher division?

With nine complete games to Lee's four?

1.05 WHIP to Lee's 1.11?

206 K's to Lee's 170?

246.1 innings to Lee's 223.1?

.237 BAA to Lee's .253?

Eddo144
11-13-2008, 03:52 PM
How was it not unanimous?
Because Halladay had one heck of a season as well. At least no one voted Lee anywhere lower than second.

TDog
11-13-2008, 04:08 PM
I have no idea, what a joke, though this is the same organization that didnt unanimously elect Willie Mays to the HOF.

There has never been a unanimous vote for the Hall of Fame. The closest was Ty Cobb, who was named on 222 of 226 ballots in the first Hall of Fame election. Babe Ruth and Honus Wagner tied for second, being named on 215 ballots that year.

The four voters who didn't vote Lee first this year voted him second. I don't think that's outrageous. I wouldn't have voted him second, but that doesn't mean I believe the people who did are idiots.

turners56
11-13-2008, 04:45 PM
Uhhhhhhhh did you see the season Halladay amassed in a tougher division?

With nine complete games to Lee's four?

1.05 WHIP to Lee's 1.11?

206 K's to Lee's 170?

246.1 innings to Lee's 223.1?

.237 BAA to Lee's .253?

It's probably the whole feel good story thing. He also had more wins, which a lot of the voters deem as important.

areilly
11-13-2008, 04:59 PM
It's probably the whole feel good story thing. He also had more wins, which a lot of the voters deem as important.

Agreed, and I'm okay with Lee winning it. I just can't see how anyone could actually argue against a vote for Halladay.

Eddo144
11-13-2008, 05:47 PM
Agreed, and I'm okay with Lee winning it. I just can't see how anyone could actually argue against a vote for Halladay.
Right. I'd have voted for Lee, probably, but I can't tell you for sure he had a better year than Halladay. But it has to be one of those two as the #1 on every ballot (and it was, give the BBWAA credit here, at least).