For the next few years, this thing might as well just be named the Tim Lincecum Award. If I'm still around doing this in 2020, I can see myself rolling out this post then and marveling at the robotic durability that is Lincecum as he collects on his 13th straight SBN Cy Young. What really scares me, is that I can actually see that happening the more I think about it (if the ganja doesn't get him first...what's a Lincecum article these days without a a pot joke?).
For my balloting in this I went Lincecum and Vazquez at 1-2 based on their xFIP, WAR, tRA, and IP. In all honesty, I can't remember who I put at 3rd. Definitely not Cliff Lee. Definitely not Carpenter. I think it was either Wainwright or Haren (I also can't rule out Jurjens, but if I did that it was just to piss off HLP, who suffered Jurjens' Clemensing by the Braves in fantasy this year), but I wish I just would have given Wandy a courtesy third place ballot. Damn my objectivity.
The lack of an Astro in this table probably doesn't shock many of us, but it's sad none the less. Here's to 2010 and perhaps the appearance of a one Rodriguez, Wandy.
|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||Philadephia Phillies||-||-||1||1|
|8||Jair Jurrjens||Atlanta Braves||-||-||1||1|