C.C. Sabathia Doesn't Deserve The Cy Young: Felix Hernandez Clearly Does

Jason KimCorrespondent ISeptember 24, 2010

SEATTLE - AUGUST 05:  Starting pitcher Felix Hernandez #34 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field on August 5, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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New York Yankees fans have been wanting ace C.C. Sabathia to win this year's Cy Young Award. After every single okay start, there were articles stating that C.C. had locked-up the most prestigious pitching award in Major League Baseball.

Well, there's a phenom that has been pitching one of the best pitching seasons over the past couple of years, and it's Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners.

I have no idea why people even think why anyone else deserves the American League Cy Young Award.

The first stat most people look at with pitchers are the W-L record. Hernandez has a record of 12-12, exactly at .500 win percentage.

But look at his ERA: an ERA of 2.31. He has already started 33 games, and looks to finish a fully healthy season in his next start.

Another stat that makes the ERA unbelievable is that he has thrown 241.2 innings.

His strikeouts line up at a league-leading 227.

His whip is at 1.063.

His walks allowed amount is only 68 compared to 227 strikeouts.

Isn't is time for baseball fans to wake up and see that this great pitcher for an above-average team should win the Cy Young?

Who wouldn't give Hernandez a first place vote?


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