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Fenway
11-16-2006, 01:21 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2664561

Johan Santana led the AL in every major category, including wins (19), ERA (2.77) and strikeouts (245). Fittingly, Minnesota's ace unanimously won his second Cy Young award won his second Cy Young award

Santana was listed first on all 28 ballots cast by two writers in each league city to score a perfect 140 points and was the only pitcher listed on every ballot. The left-hander, 27, led the league in ERA (2.77), innings pitched (233 2/3), strikeouts (245) and starts (34). He was tied for first in victories (19) and for the longest winning streak (9 games).
New York Yankees (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=nyy) right-hander Chien-Ming Wang (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=7502), who went 19-6 with a 3.63 ERA, was second with 15 second-place votes and six third-place votes. Toronto Blue Jays (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/clubhouse?team=tor) right-hander Roy Halladay (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6134), the winner in 2003, finished third with 12 second-place votes and 12 third-place votes.

joebro25
11-16-2006, 01:21 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2664561

No brainer here.

veeter
11-16-2006, 01:23 PM
I hope Garland finished fourth.

veeter
11-16-2006, 01:29 PM
Actually just checked the BBWAA website and Jon wasn't in the top seven. I thought for about two months Garland was the best pitcher in the AL. I'm a little biased though.

DaleJRFan
11-16-2006, 01:29 PM
big surprise

He should get MVP as well. Without him the Twins are a 500 baseball team.

Fenway
11-16-2006, 01:34 PM
vote breakdown

http://www.baseballwriters.org/awards/2006/2006_AL_cy.html

downstairs
11-16-2006, 01:36 PM
I love it. On the ESPN home page, a secondary link is titled:

AL: Webb wins (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2661785)


Wow. Can they get ANYTHING right?

DaleJRFan
11-16-2006, 01:41 PM
vote breakdown

http://www.baseballwriters.org/awards/2006/2006_AL_cy.html

That is the ugliest web site, ever.

not a single vote for Garland... for shame.

soxinem1
11-16-2006, 01:48 PM
That is the ugliest web site, ever.

not a single vote for Garland... for shame.

They don't give awards for a six week portion of the season. Garland was only good in the win column. He was WAY too hittable all season long.

The ERA, hits allowed, HR's allowed, and runs allowed columns were pretty below average.

I do agree about the ugly, eye-blinding website though....... talk about 'Amateur Night'!

ondafarm
11-16-2006, 04:19 PM
Santana is going to be in for a big dose of reality when the Twins move out of the dome. I'm not saying the guy is just a .500 pitcher, he's a solid pitcher, but he's not anywhere near as devastating outside as he is at home.

On the road (outside) Santana was 7-6 and actually walked more batters in fewer innings than Jon Garland.

gobears1987
11-16-2006, 05:34 PM
What can you say? He obviously deserved it.

sox1970
11-16-2006, 05:44 PM
That is the ugliest web site, ever.

not a single vote for Garland... for shame.

Cy Young voters just pick top 3. Why would anyone give Garland a 3rd place vote? He had a very good season, but there are many more pichers that had better seasons.

veeter
11-16-2006, 05:54 PM
They don't give awards for a six week portion of the season. Garland was only good in the win column. He was WAY too hittable all season long.

The ERA, hits allowed, HR's allowed, and runs allowed columns were pretty below average.

I do agree about the ugly, eye-blinding website though....... talk about 'Amateur Night'!After starting 4-3, Garland went on to win 13 of his next 14 decisions. He was terrific during that time frame. And never was he the beneficiary of tremendous run support. He was pretty dominant. He worked all season to get that high ERA down from April and early May.

mjmcend
11-16-2006, 06:24 PM
The voters got one right this year. Actually two, you can't really argue with Webb for the NL award either.

I want Mags back
11-16-2006, 07:03 PM
im not at all surprised

DSpivack
11-17-2006, 12:48 AM
Santana is going to be in for a big dose of reality when the Twins move out of the dome. I'm not saying the guy is just a .500 pitcher, he's a solid pitcher, but he's not anywhere near as devastating outside as he is at home.

On the road (outside) Santana was 7-6 and actually walked more batters in fewer innings than Jon Garland.

Another big dose of reality is having to face 2007 sans Liriano. At times he looked nearly as good as Santana.

ondafarm
11-18-2006, 09:31 PM
Another big dose of reality is having to face 2007 sans Liriano. At times he looked nearly as good as Santana.


The Twins with weaker pitching. Some people will stick pick them to win the division though.

spiffie
11-19-2006, 11:52 PM
The Twins with weaker pitching. Some people will stick pick them to win the division though.
Well that has turned out to be a good bet nearly every single year this decade. At this point in the offseason, with obviously both teams yet to make moves, I don't think you can bet against the defending champs. Hopefully the Sox will do something to shore up the 5-6 holes they have right now, but right now if I had to bet on a team to win the AL Central next year, I'd take the Twins. Their organization does a ridiculous job of finding new talent on a yearly basis to fill the holes.