This week, we're posting the results for each of Major League Baseball's regular season awards, as voted upon by the SB Nation baseball bloggers. (Each site gets two ballots; Mack Avenue Tigers' Kurt Mensching helped me out with a vote.)
Today's announcement is for the 2009 Cy Young Award balloting. I'm sure everyone can guess who won this one, but did the Tigers' candidate make the vote interesting?
|1||Zack Greinke||Kansas City Royals||28||1||-||143|
|2||Felix Hernandez||Seattle Mariners||-||17||6||57|
|3||Justin Verlander||Detroit Tigers||-||8||9||33|
|4||Roy Halladay||Toronto Blue Jays||1||2||11||22|
|5||CC Sabathia||New York Yankees||-||1||2||5|
|6||Jon Lester||Boston Red Sox||-||-||1||1|
Okay, pretty much a landslide here.
This is the one award where I can't remember my voting exactly, because I know I had a hard time trying to decide between Justin Verlander and Felix Hernandez for second place. King Felix's numbers (19-5, 2.49 ERA) were just too good to ignore. But I think I ultimately gave the nod to Verlander for pitching under pennant race pressure. (Game 162 might have been a heavy influence.)
Would you have voted for anyone but Zack Greinke? And where would Verlander have gone on your ballot?
Tomorrow, we'll conclude this year's SBN Baseball Awards with the Most Valuable Player winners.
The National League ballot is after the jump:
|1||Tim Lincecum||San Francisco Giants||18||13||-||129|
|2||Chris Carpenter||St. Louis Cardinals||9||4||7||64|
|3||Adam Wainwright||St. Louis Cardinals||4||4||10||42|
|4||Javier Vazquez||Atlanta Braves||-||5||7||22|
|5||Dan Haren||Arizona Diamondbacks||-||3||4||13|
|6||Ubaldo Jimenez||Colorado Rockies||-||1||1||4|
|7||Cliff Lee||Philadelphia Phillies||-||-||1||1|
|8||Jair Jurrjens||Atlanta Braves||-||-||1||1|