Colon wins AL Cy Young

By | November 08, 2005

Dang it, I meant to get my predictions and preferences down in writing before the official announcement. Oh well. Anyway, Bartolo Colon won the American League Cy Young Award. If I had gotten my picks in early enough, I would have predicted that, although I also would have strongly disagreed with it. My vote would have gone to Johan Santana, and I doubt that Colon would have even gotten my second- or third-place vote (Mariano Rivera and Mark Beurhle probably would have finished ahead of him). I will be posting my picks for the NL in the next day or so, including my formula and what I think is important. In summary, though, this vote for Colon was clearly based on the win/loss record, which I think is absurd. On the other hand, the only reason the award is named after Cy Young is because he had 511 career wins, so maybe I shouldn’t be surprised.

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