This year, this voter is casting a ballot for American League Cy Young Award, and the No. 1 choice likely will be David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays.
Is Jered Weaver destined to be the Dave Stewart of this decade — the best pitcher over a five-year span, but never the best in any one season?
Actually, Weaver’s credentials may never be better than this year, and Justin Verlander has been better than his won-lost record shows, but Price simply has that completely subjective “Cy Young” look and feel this year.
It is a real possibility that nobody on the Red Sox gets a vote in this year’s MVP balloting, and if that happens, it will be the first time ever. The current MVP format was established in 1931, and even the 1932 Red Sox, who were 43-111, had three players get MVP votes, and the ’65 Sox, who were 62-100, had Carl Yastrzemski, Tony Conigliaro and Felix Mantilla get votes.
...If not No. 1, Marlins pitcher Heath Bell ranks in the top five of worst guys in baseball. … Yes, I’ll vote for Roger Clemens for the Hall of Fame. But what if he makes it in, then has a post-Hall comeback? Jim Palmer tried it and failed in 1991, but it would be just like Clemens to actually make it work.
For those keeping scorched at home: That’s the 55th BBWAA vote for Clemens now.
Posted: September 30, 2012 at 07:07 AM | 14 comment(s)
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