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SBN Awards: NL Cy Young

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Rk Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd Pts
1 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants 18 13 - 129
2 Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals 9 4 7 64
3 Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals 4 4 10 42
4 Javier Vazquez Atlanta Braves - 5 7 22
5 Dan Haren Arizona Diamondbacks - 3 4 13
6 Ubaldo Jimenez Colorado Rockies - 1 1 4
7 Cliff Lee Philadelphia Phillies - - 1 1
8 Jair Jurrjens Atlanta Braves - - 1 1

 

My vote: Brad Penny, Adam Wainwright, Chris Carpenter. Wainwright over Carpenter because of the innings pitched advantage. Penny over Lincecum because Penny had four wins in six starts, which is a 67% chance of a win. Lincecum was good, but he couldn't even crack 50%.

Wait, maybe I voted for Lincecum. I'll have to find my ballot. Either way, I'm reppin' the Giants, baby.

And those of you who don't want Lincecum to win because of a possible increased arbitration award: for shame. A new lawnmower would be a much more practical birthday gift than a $200 bottle of bourbon and a milk crate filled with pornography. But, go on, ask me which one I'd rather have. Don't be, I say, don't be so practical, kid. You'll miss out on the good things in life.