Tuesday, August 19, 2008

CY Moose?

At this point in the season with 16 wins under his belt and a shot at 20, its only natural to start considering whether Moose can win a Cy Young this year. As good a pitcher as he has been, Moose has never won a Cy Young and has never won 20 games in a season. Moose's biggest competition likely comes from Cleveland's Cliff Lee who is the AL leader in wins with 17 and in ERA with a 2.43 clip. Many will say that because the Indians are a sub .500 team that Lee shouldn't be considered, but honestly that has nothing to do with how well he's pitched. His 17-2 record is nasty. But there is something to be said about a contender, and if the Yankees do make it to the playoffs, it will be because of Mussina's amazing season. So the question is, do you think Mussina will win the Cy Young award? Sound off!

10 comments:

Bucky7588 said...

no. even when he is dominating, he never has that cy young dominance...don't get me wrong, im a huge mussina fan, but i dont think itll happen

Quinn said...

hes a six inning pitcher.. and honestly he sometimes is like a ticking time bomb. i really hope they dont resign him.. that would just be a bad move.

Fernando Alejandro said...

The only way I see it happening is if he pitches better than Lee down the stretch. If he can finish with a couple more wins than Lee, and maybe move his ERA down into the high 2 range, he'd be a lock. Other than that, I think its a long shot unless the voters take into account a post season appearance, which may or may not happen for the Yankees.

Roberto Alejandro said...

If Moose hits 20 he definitely has a great chance. If not, there's no way. Baseball writers like good stories and frankly Mussina is a better story than Cliff Lee.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I don't know, Cliff Lee over came dysentary to pitch this season. That's a good story.

bigjf said...

Cliff Lee could just as well hit 20 wins. They put way too much emphasis on the wins anyway, but I'd be proud if Mussina finishes in top 3. If nothing else he's making his case for HOF election much stronger. But I'm guessing Lee will win the CY Young.

Anonymous said...

no way, doc halladay has a better chance than moose
people often overlook us canadians

Fernando Alejandro said...

Halladay already has a Cy Young. Tell him to stop being so greedy.

fernando alejandro said...

Halladay totally deserves the Cy Young guys!!! Especially when he wins Thursday.
YAY!
ME LIKE PAVANO.
OK THEN BYE BYE NOW!

Fernando Alejandro said...

Ha! First clone troll. We really are growing.