Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Score one for analysis

Rather than blindly picking the guy with the most wins (Webb, 22), the voters actually looked at the underlying numbers and made the right choice: Lincecum was the NL Cy Young winner.


Neyer dug in before the vote was announced and was content with either Santana or Lincecum getting the hardware.

You might prefer Santana because he faced tougher competition and because he pitched that massive three-hitter near the end of the season. You might prefer Lincecum because he carried a great burden of the run prevention with all those strikeouts. Either way, I wouldn't say you're wrong. But I would say you're wrong if you vote for Webb, because he simply wasn't as good as the other two.

1 comment:

Chris said...

yes, but it is pretty bad that webb did better than santana