|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.