The Cy Young award is officially the biggest joke in baseball.
Leave it to a bunch of sportswriters to screw it up. How can these guys vote on this award before the season is over? Isn’t the postseason when people see which pitchers shine, and which pitchers wilt on the big stage? If these dumbass sportswriters waited two weeks they would have seen the glaring difference between C.C. Sabathia and Josh Beckett. Instead they made their choice based on the regular season.
If you did a head-to-head contest based on the regular season it was a close race. Sabathia pitched more innings and had a lower ERA then Beckett. Josh Beckett on the other hand led the majors in wins with 20 and proved to be the ace of the staff.
Now let’s talk about the playoffs, where Josh Beckett went 4-0 and had 1.29 ERA and was the second coming of Don Drysdale. Beckett dominated every game he pitched and was hands down the best player on the field. Sabathia, on the other hand, looked like the second coming of Calvin Schiraldi, touting a 10.45 ERA. This guy was in a neck-and-neck competition with Fausto Carmona to see who could look worse on the mound. But looking bad on the mound is nothing new to fat-ass Sabathia.
This guy needs to take a long look in the mirror, provided that he can find one big enough, and realize that he stole this award from Beckett. It’s easy to play in relative obscurity when you play in Cleveland, but when the ALCS rolls around it’s time to bring your A-game. Sabathia had the deer-in-the-headlights look throughout the series with Boston and it showed in his horrendous performances.
This is a bullshit award. The writers got it wrong.