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From both a personal aspect and a professional aspect, I have presented five reasons as to why I believe Cliff lee deserves to win the Cy Young Award.
And while some of the aspects may not always factor in, they are still noteworthy.
Cliff lee is the quiet man on the mound. When he struggles, he simply shrugs it off as if it were nothing more than a mosquito bite.
When Lee excels, he modestly goes through his innings, again, as if nothing spectacular is happening.
But the quiet man on the mound is also the vocal teammate in the dugout and clubhouse. His veteranship and leadership qualities are priceless and somewhat irreplaceable.
He leads by example only. He uplifts precision and consoles with overachieving when applicable.
Cliff Lee isn't just a mainstay in the Phillies organization; this is the player and individual he has always been.
As one of the top candidates for the Cy Young, he is definitely worthy winning the award, and he is one of the best Hall of Famers in the making in today's game.