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If Gio pitched better in the postseason, he might have had a shot (even though it's only a regular season award). I think Dickey deserved it.
The votes had to all be in at the end of the season BEFORE the post season even started. The post season had no bearing on the award at all.
Oh - well never mind then. Still want Gio to pitch better in the postseason. And Dickey still deserved it.
Zuckerman voted Dickey #1. Tim Kurkjian had Gonzalez fifth! It's very difficult for a lefty to have the season that Gonzalez had last season because most batters are right handed. He's constantly in left-right matchups.
WhatMight wanna check the Cy Young winners the last 6 seasons. Lefties do pretty well
That still doesn't make it easy. As a matter of mindfact, there should be an even greater bias in favor of left handed pitchers for the Cy Young because they face, overwhelmingly, right handed batters.
Maybe right handed batters should get extra credit in the MVP races too since they have to face more righties?
yabut what did he ever win, other than a couple of wars?
Did you know for the last half of his Korea tour he was John Glenn's wingman?
I understand. I simply think it's easier to pitch on a poor team. There is no pressure. I don't think Dickey would produce the same way under the pressure of a pennant race. Mindfact?
Why not test the hypothesis - what you're saying, is that pitchers on poor teams outperform pitchers on good teams because of less pressure. Maybe start with the rest of the Mets' staff, they must have had GREAT years.
I don't believe in giving out awards for playing on better teams. That goes for the MVP as well.
I don't either but you can't discount the "(mind)fact" that maybe Gio was one of the main reasons the Nats were a better team. Maybe Cabrera did the same thing with the Tigers. I mean, all they added was Fielder.
You know, if it were steals in the triple crown instead of RBI, or if you disqualified anyone who was a below average fielder by all measures, there'd be a no argument for Cabrera. Just a quirk of history.
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