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Do Voters Value Wins Less At Award Time?

For the past few years, the sabermetric community has been pointing out the deficiencies of the pitching win. Have those arguments fallen on deaf ears around awards time, or have voters been valuing the win less?

Dickey Joins Seaver and Doc [INFOGRAPHIC]

Only three Mets have ever won the Cy Young Award, Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, and in 2012, R.A. Dickey.

The Break

Baseball is dead, but don’t tell the record-number of fans that are snapping up Steven Strasburg jerseys, or the one that paid $16,000 for his rookie card. Forget the revitalization of baseball...

So, why are the MLB awards given in November anyway?

It's been a hectic couple of weeks, whether you follow sports or not. We've seen the Joe Paterno and Herman Cain scandals, the NBA lockout, the deaths of Andy Rooney and Joe Frazier, simultaneous...

July 24, 1911. Addie Joss benefit game Panoramic photo. See if you can find Ty Cobb, Cy Young and...

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July 24, 1911. Addie Joss benefit game Panoramic photo. See if you can find Ty Cobb, Cy Young and Joe Jackson, who all played for the Naps that day,and lost 5-3 to the "All-Star team." Courtesy of Ninety Feet of Perfection. FULL SIZE

Crown Him: Felix Hernandez Wins the 2010 AL Cy Young Award

Crown Him: Felix Hernandez Wins the 2010 AL Cy Young Award

"I feel like it's the f--king 80s again"

Last night I was sitting at the bar of a local restaurant, waiting to pick up the gf and hang out with her. I wasn't paying attention to the TV set and was instead fiddling around with my cell...

Steve Kornacki Defends Verlander Pick

Steve Kornacki defends his Cy Young pick. The brief article provides, in pertinent part: "Verlander received my first-place vote because nobody was tougher on the mound with the season on the line for his team." This seems like sound reasoning. I have always heard the Cy Young described as the award that goes to the toughest pitcher on the mound down the stretch with the season on the line.

Today in Sports History: July 12th

7/12/1901 - Young wins 300th game Pitching for the Boston Americans (AKA the Red Sox), Cy Young tallies the 300th win of his legendary career. In an era devoid of bullpens, closers, and five-men...

Zack Greinke's 2009 in the Stream of Time: The 11 Greatest Seasons by Starting Pitchers Since Pedro's 1999

Everyone knows that Zack Greinke was the best pitcher (and probably player) in baseball in 2009. He should be a lock for the 2009 AL Cy Young. But how does his season stack up against the best pitching performances of the last 10 years?

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