Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Screwed in the Colon

So Mo Rivera finished second in the Cy Young balloting. I'm ok with that since there wwas another guy who was also deserving. Unfortunately, Santana didn't win either.

They gave the award to a fat bloated assclown because he had a lot of wins.

I wouldn't have minded Santana winning over my favorite pitcher of all time, because a case could be made for him... but the guy that won wasn't even the best starter in the league much less the best pitcher. I know it's hard for relievers to win, because a lot of "old school" voters on't select them.

I really can't wait for old school ballot casting individuals to start dying off so that things like "wins" and "RBI" won't be important factors in determining awards.

Joe Morgan, I'm looking in your direction.

Q: Which one is deserving of an award?
A: According to voters, Fattie McCheeseburger.

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posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 4:02 PM   3 comments


At 11/09/2005 4:07 PM, Anonymous Jeff said...

It is fair to say that Johan Santana and not Colon should have won the Cy Young Award.

Colon was just a little bit better than Santana in the first half of the season, but Santana was considerably better in the second half. Both pitchers pitched through injuries; both pitchers could have sued their clubs for non-support; but I think the Cy voters (it was all but a blowout for Colon, as it happens) may have underrated Santana because a) the Twins were all but out of the race by the time the White Sox hit the skid and the Indians turned the AL Central into a down-to-the-wire race; b) Colon did pitch for a division winner; and, c) he was the American League's only 20-game winner. (In fairness, if the voters had that much trouble with relief pitchers Eric Gagne wouldn't have had a prayer two years ago.)

Had the voters bothered to look at the deep numbers, they'd have seen Santana with a WHIP 0.19 lower than Colon, a K/BB ratio 1.64 higher, and an ERA 61 points lower, pitching for a lesser team than that for which Colon pitched. (If he had pitched for the Angels, I think Santana would have finished with one win less but the same number of losses on the season as Colon finished.) And they'd have seen further that, whatever went wrong with the Twins, Santana wasn't it.

Johan Santana on the evidence was the best pitcher in the American League this year. But dismissing Bartolo Colon as a "fat, bloated assclown" is just a little too far into sore loserman territory.

At 11/09/2005 4:25 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

How could Colon "sue his team for non-support"?

Bartolo Colon did win one category besides wins and that was run support. The Angels gave Bartolo Colon 6.02 runs per game - good for 7th in the AL. Santana got 4.70, in 30th place. Furthermore, Johan Santana left the game with the lead 19 times and had the bullpen blow his lead 3 of those times. Bartolo Colon NEVER lost when leaving the game with the lead. Santana also had 24 quality starts compared to Bartolo Colon’s 21 quality starts.

So here’s the list of things Johan Santana did better: ERA, WHIP, Strikeouts, Walks, Runs, Innings Pitched, Hits, Home Runs, Losses, Complete Games, Shutouts, Quality Starts, and Pitches thrown per inning.

Colon shouldn't "sue his team for non-support." For crying out lous, they're the reason he won the award.

At 11/09/2005 7:48 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

BTW, Colon is fat. He is bloated. His hair resembles a clown's. And he has an ass.


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