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Zack Greinke Wins the 2009 SB Nation Cy Young Award

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Hopefully this is an accurate preview of the "real" award to come. Greinke claimed the AL CYA from the SB Nation baseball bloggers with little challenge.

 

 

Rk Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd Pts
1 Zack Greinke Kansas City Royals 28 1 - 143
2 Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners - 17 6 57
3 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers - 8 9 33
4 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays 1 2 11 22
5 C.C. Sabathia New York Yankees - 1 2 5
6 Jon Lester Boston Red Sox - - 1 1

 

Nice to see Greinke get so much love. I voted: 1) Greinke, 2) Verlander, 3) Halladay, which is a straight WAR vote. We all know how awesome Greinke was in 2009... I don't really have anything to add. He's beyond my talents as a writer.


W-L G GS CG SHO WAR FIP IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2009 - Zack Greinke 16-8 33 33 6 3 9.4 2.33 229.1 195 64 55 11 51 242 2.16 1.07


 

As for the AAAA league:

 

Rk Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd Pts
1 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants 18 13 - 129
2 Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals 9 4 7 64
3 Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals 4 4 10 42
4 Javier Vazquez Atlanta Braves - 5 7 22
5 Dan Haren Arizona Diamondbacks - 3 4 13
6 Ubaldo Jimenez Colorado Rockies - 1 1 4
7 Cliff Lee Philadelphia Phillies - - 1 1
8 Jair Jurrjens Atlanta Braves - - 1 1

 

Did anyone expect Javy Vasquez to be awesome this year? Odd. I wonder what Greinke could have done in the NL this season? A lower ERA by half a run with five homers as a hitter? I can see it.