So, let’s say the roles were reversed. CC is leading in all major statistical categories and Felix has the 19 wins. Would I feel that CC would deserve the Cy Young?
Great question. I would like to think my baseball objective eye would kick in. However, I know my Mariner biased nature, or rather anti-Yankee nature, would kick in and I would build a case for Felix. I will be willing to say that moving forward from the 2010 season, I have a better view on who truly deserves the Cy Young. I was a person that thought record should have a weight to it in the voting. In doing all this digging of information around Felix and other pitchers in the AL, I have taken away a much more objective viewpoint.
Currently, the debate involves a player that I admire and have followed for his career. But, all this statistic gathering has been entertaining. In conjunction to my pre-season predictions (scroll down). I will add an AL Cy Young prediction in August moving forward. Eventually, one day, I will dare to tackle the NL Cy Young race.