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And the NL Cy Young award winner is ...
2006-11-14 10:42
by Bob Timmermann

I don't know. I have to go to work. But I'm sure somebody can put it in the comments when it's announced.

If it's Trevor Hoffman, please keep your comments at a PG level.

2006-11-14 11:15:23
1.   thinkblue88
Brandon Webb wins the Cy Young.
2006-11-14 11:16:52
2.   bhsportsguy
XM Radio reports that Brandon Webb won the NL Cy Young Award.
2006-11-14 11:21:08
3.   Shaun P
Wow. I'm shocked.
2006-11-14 11:27:12
4.   bigcpa
Webb was 16-7, 2.88 before imploding for 7ER vs SD on the final day. Also I noticed Saito & Broxton both posted higher VORP than Hoffman this year.
2006-11-14 11:34:51
5.   Shaun P
4 Oh, I think Webb was far and away the best pitcher in the NL this year. But the BBWAA has this cute way of getting these awards horribly wrong (see Colon over Santana last year). So I'm shocked they got it right for a change.
2006-11-14 11:42:03
6.   Bob Timmermann
See, I'm making the site interactive!
2006-11-14 12:12:03
7.   Kayaker7
6 Nice. You've got the little people doing all the work. ;-)
2006-11-14 12:24:29
8.   regfairfield
I think Trevor Hoffman finishing second is enough of a reason to say they have no idea what they're doing.
2006-11-14 12:42:28
9.   Voxter
Smoltzie should have been higher. But they got the right guy for once, even though it wasn't painfully obvious to the average sports-page meathead who it was.

Tomorrow there will be a bunch of columns bleeding at us about how Hoffman should have won.

2006-11-14 12:55:29
10.   Johan
If there was ever a closer to pitch fewer high leverage innings than Hoffman this year, I'd be interested in knowing who it was.

He never pitched more than an inning. It looks like about 33 of his innings were used in a situation where he only needed to not give up more than one run.

Granted, he didn't even give up that one run very often, but geez.

Granted, also, that all of you already know this.

2006-11-14 13:50:54
11.   Uncle Miltie
I am so happy that Hoffman didn't win. It's still a minor travesty that he finished 2nd in Cy Young voting.
2006-11-14 14:21:05
12.   Saburo
I'm surprised they didn't save the N.L. Cy Young for tomorrow.

Unless the A.L. winner is a BIG surprise...

2006-11-14 14:54:39
13.   Bob Timmermann

How are your brothers Ichiro and Giro?

2006-11-14 16:26:16
14.   Kayaker7
13 That's "Jiro."

One time, my Japanese friend and I were sitting at a sushi bar, musing about the numerical naming tradition in Japan. We thought that a particular caucasian friend of ours would be named, "Shiro," or "fourth son"(a homophone for "white") and another friend who is black would be "Kuro," or "nineth son" (a homophone for "black").

2006-11-14 17:08:29
15.   Bob Timmermann
Or maybe it's just Gyro like the sandwich.
2006-11-14 17:40:36
16.   Kayaker7
I dub thee, "Shiro."
2006-11-14 17:53:07
17.   Bob Timmermann
Well, I am the fourth of fourth sons in my family.
2006-11-14 19:10:18
18.   Gene Parmesan
10: Yes, Hoffman even being second in the voting is ridiculous, but he actually had one of the highest leverages of relievers this year.

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