Due to work and Thanksgiving travel, I was unable to get this post out in a reasonable amount of time.
Congrats to Felix! Wins will be the largest controversy to come out of this vote, but Felix did dominate all major pitching categories, with the exception of K’s. Jared Weaver took home that crown for the 2010 season with 1 more than Felix could muster.
A few analysis are calling this a revolutionary vote due to the fact that 21 voters put pitching stats ahead of wins. I am not sure if this will be a revolution for future contests, but it does present an interesting argument.
Here is the article on the Mariner’s website for you to read. One point that I did not realize. Santana in 2004 was the only other Cy Young winner since 1998 to be left out from the All Star game. (All Star rosters expanded in 1998).