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Re: Post Season Awards
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2019, 05:36:25 am »
Any chance Verlander and Cole share the Cy Young? That would seem to make the most sense.

Unlikely. The votes decide it, and an agreement would be necessary almost certainly.
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Re: Post Season Awards
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2019, 11:56:08 am »
If ever there should be co-Cy Youngs it should be this. Pretty amazing that the two best pitchers for the season were teammates who were near carbon copies of each other. Johnson and Schilling at least had some separation between them. But the only way that happens is if all 30 voters equally split 1-2.

Another wild card is to remember who the voters are. The two Tampa writers have dinged Verlander in the past (leading to a Twitter roasting by Kate). Of course the Detroit Free Press guy has an issue with Verlander as well, as evidenced of being barred from the post-game presser earlier this year. Cole probably has a edge there.

Frustrating to see earned recognition of excellence by both pitchers blocked by blind bias.
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