The decision to award the 2010 Cy Young to Felix Hernandez was a historical aberration. His 13-12 record was by far the worst of any starting pitcher to win the award; his 12 losses were the most for any pitcher who failed to win 20 games.
That did not matter in the eyes of the voters, however. Had he worn a jersey reading "New York" rather than "Seattle," he could have won close to 25 games, so good were his statistics other than his win-loss record.
Now, with Opening Day just over two weeks away, our attention turns to the 2011 award, and whether or not someone can dethrone King Felix.