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David Price wins A.L. Cy Young

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 14, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Today was a good day to see some old friends and talk about a great man. After driving back from Scranton, I walked into my apartment exactly in time to turn on my television and see the American League Cy Young winner announced. David Price won in the closest American League Cy Young vote that didn’t end in a tie.

None of the Yankees received so much as a fifth-place vote.

I actually had a Cy Young vote this year, and although I entered the process fully expecting to settle on Price, I wound up voting for second-place finisher Justin Verlander. But it was an incredibly tough decision. This was my Cy Young ballot (as you can tell, I prefer elite starters over shutdown closers for this award):

1. Justin Verlander
2. David Price
3. Jered Weaver
4. Felix Hernandez
5. Chris Sale





34 Responses to “David Price wins A.L. Cy Young”

  1. NYY_Girl_Penny November 14th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Teixeira is pathetic. I knew he was declining but I didn’t know this much. Wow! What I wouldn’t give if we could escape the arod/tex garbage.

    2009: .402
    2010: .369
    2011: .361
    2012: .341
    BABIP (The shift??)
    2009: .302
    2010: .268
    2011: .239
    2012: .250
    2009: .948
    2010: .846
    2011: .835
    2012: .807
    OPS vs. RHP (batting left-handed)
    2009: .951
    2010: .799
    2011: .779
    2012: .770

  2. Jerkface November 14th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Good ballot but you should have given Kuroda some 5th place dap

  3. Run it Out November 14th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Happy time in Houston. Loria just made them look like a well managed franchise.

  4. jacksquat November 14th, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Paco, the guy at MLBTR must have misunderstood the question. He probably meant he doesn’t think the Yankees would trade Cano. They could certainly get something for him in trade.

  5. pat November 14th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    The Yankees Triple-A team is now the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.

    An upgrade from last season when they were the Bus Riders.

  6. mick November 14th, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Congrats to Dickey.
    So much for the saber vote.

  7. kd November 14th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    just looked at king felix’s numbers

    he’s 98-76. he might be 120-40 as a yankee.

  8. blake November 14th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I like Chads ballot

  9. blake November 14th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    They should change the big league clubs name to Hals Railroaders

  10. RadioKev November 14th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Good for both Dickey and Price. Two guys who are easy to cheer for.

  11. RadioKev November 14th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I liked Blast, but the Railriders logo is pretty cool:

  12. RhapsodyInBlue November 14th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    But who cares about the Cy Young? Verlander has Kate Upton.

  13. Pat M. November 14th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Seattle Mariners are hot for Russell Martin

  14. austinmac November 14th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I knew the future was troubled, but I did think that 2013 would be better than it looks. It beginning to look as if we are unwilling to pay market value. Martin will be missed compared to his replacement.

  15. CompassRosy November 14th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Congrats to David Price… and,
    Congrats to RA Dickey!

    @Hasselbeck: RT @hyphen18: Congratulations- @RADickey43 great story, great bloke!
    Very happy for him and very inspired!

    I like that an ex-Seahawk re-tweeted one ex-Mariners congratulations of another ex-Mariner ;)

  16. tomingeorgia November 14th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Pat M.,
    Nice to see you. I can’t sustain the negative attitude that seems to be required around here. Who knows what will happen? I surely don’t.

  17. RadioKev November 14th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Could we have traded Russell Martin for Felix Hernandez all this time?!

  18. Pat M. November 14th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    austinmac…..There’s always Mikey Naps

  19. Madrugador November 14th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Right there with you tom. I don’t get the negative attitudes either.
    People think Jays are going to be great as the latest iteration of the Miami Marlins but I see Johnson breaking down again and Buhlre following in Lackey’s footsteps. Who knows?
    Can’t wait to see how the Yanks turn out for spring training.

  20. austinmac November 14th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Pat M.,

    But as many other have pointed out he doesn’t catch over 80 games. Still, I would be happier with him than the other alternatives.

  21. tomingeorgia November 14th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Spring training, then the season. Some shoe will drop. Go, Yanks!

  22. Madrugador November 14th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    It should be fun to see which of the youngsters make the opening day roster.
    Graveyard shift last night. Got to recharge. Go Yanks!

  23. Patrick November 14th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Price and Verlander were really close but Verlander definitely has an edge IMO. Good ballot Chad, keep up the good work!

  24. Pat M. November 14th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    tomingeorgia……How are you and I agree that hallways around here ahve become very narrow and things have become either / or……But it just seems to be the general tone that now defines the LoHud, very polarized……..Austinmac. I felt that when Cashman signed Russell Martin his contract came with an expiration date which has now arrived…..The issue is that Austin isn’t ready to take over the catcher duties which the club counted on……….It would be ironic if Martin does sign with Seattle how will it affect Jesus ???? Actually I can see Nick Swisher heading to The Emerald City before Martin does ……

  25. blake November 14th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    They should have offered Martin the 13.3 million….it’s an overpay but at least they would have a catcher for 2013 and at least it would have been one year……they underestimated his market and also probably underestimated how difficult it would be to find a replacement

  26. blake November 14th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I’m happy for Price…..but I would have voted for Verlander

  27. jacksquat November 14th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    It would be ironic if Martin does sign with Seattle how will it affect Jesus ????

    They don’t think he can catch, or at most he is far from being a starting mlb catcher.

  28. blake November 14th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Montero will probably be Seattles 1B at some point if he hits like he’s supposed to

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