View Full Version : This offense is going to cost Felix a Cy Young
09-01-2010, 04:58 AM
What an unbelievable year this guy is having. A 2.38 ERA after this many games and tied with Jered Weaver of the Angels with 200 strikeouts for the league lead. And yet his record sits at just 10-10 because this offense can't score a damn run while he is in the game.
Half the time it just takes one measley run to get the job done, but no, they can't do it. It's almost like this offense tries to see how bad they can piss Felix off by not scoring for him.
If he was on any other team, he'd automatically have 15-17 wins. This team should be ashamed of themselves for not being able to get the best pitcher in the AL over a .500 winning percentage.
09-01-2010, 09:11 AM
Sad part is, the only person who was held accountable for this mess was Wakamatsu. And this wasn't his fault.
09-03-2010, 08:21 AM
I read an interesting stat this morning. If Felix Hernandez gave up 14 consecutive runs without recording an out in the first inning of his next start he would STILL have a lower ERA than C.C. Sabathia. I'm just hoping that the baseball pundits who vote on this award have woken up enough to realize that pitchers rely on the rest of the team to record wins and the Cy Young award is an award for individual performance. If Felix pitched for the Yankees and Sabathia for the Mariners this wouldn't even be an issue. It sucks that it's a matter of interpretation. Much like the leage MVP award where "Valuable" is such a loosely defined subjective term, the Cy Young award goes to the "best" pitcher. Value is not even mentioned, it's "best". Who was the "best" pitcher in the AL in 2010? If statistics hold, it was not C.C. Sabathia. If team wins are a vital or even a top 3 statistic that decides this award, then it's as dumb as the Gold Glove Award (which Adam Jones won over Gutierrez last year despite posting a UZR value of roughly +2 runs saved to Guti's +21 runs). I'm hoping that last year's win by Greinke is an indication that reality is setting in a little. Felix deserves the award, and that's not all bias. Last year I conceded that Greinke deserved it, even though I hoped by some fluke Felix would win it, Greinke was the better pitcher in 2009. Not this year. This year it's Felix.
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