(1) Wins are traditionally the most important statistic for determining the Cy Young winner
(2) Greinke is quite weak in wins, but clearly the strongest candidate by any other yardstick
(3) Sabathia is the strongest candidate when measuring by wins
If wins are important enough to the voters to not vote for Greinke, don't they almost have to vote for Sabathia?
Now here's the fun part:
Greinke's ERA: 2.08
Sabathia's ERA: 3.31
American League Average ERA: 4.45
Yes, Sabathia has been one of the top pitchers in the league. And yes, Sabathia is closer to league average than he is to Greinke.