Commence New "Curse/Loveable Losers/Underdogs" Mantra in Beantown
Josh Beckett did not win the Cy Young Award, no matter how much lip service FOX, ESPN, and the Boston Media tried to give to this "inevitible conclusion" from about September 1st until after the last out of Game 4 of the World Series.
I will be interested to read all about how Beckett got "jobbed" and that voters are "anti-Red Sox" because when it all comes down to it, isn't complaining and blaming things that aren't remotely responsible for outcomes pretty much a Boston tradition?
Incidentally, it was pretty much a pick 'em:
Beckett: 30 GS, 20-7, 200.7 IP, 194 K, 40 BB, 3.27 ERA, 145 ERA+, 1.141 WHIP
Sabathia: 34 GS, 19-7, 241 IP, 209 K, 37 BB, 3.21 ERA, 143 ERA+, 1.141 WHIP
Beckett leads slightly in ERA+ and has an extra win.
Sabathia leads slightly in ERA and K/BB, but pitched 40 extra innings.
My best guess is that if Beckett didn't have his.. avulsion and had been healthy enough to throw the other 40 innings, Beckett wins in a landslide.
Labels: awards, cc sabathia, josh beckett, kind of about respecting the game
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 2:49 PM