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  1. Kluber edges Hernandez for AL Cy Young

    David Schoenfield

    There wasn't going to be any drama in the National League Cy Young voting; the only question was whether Clayton Kershaw would be the unanimous winner after going 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA and striking out 239 batters in 198.1 innings. He did, indeed, swe...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  2. Hisashi Iwakuma for AL Cy Young Award?

    David Schoenfield

    With four scoreless starts in his past five outings, Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma has forced his way into the Cy Young discussion. He's now 14-6 with a 2.66 ERA. Eric Karabell calls Iwakuma his fantasy MVP among pitchers, but that...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  3. Podcast: Who does Darvish compare to?

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself once again pinch-hit on the Baseball Tonight podcast and we had much fun talking about the great Yu Darvish, the AL Cy Young race, A.J. Pierzynski's ejection, Miguel Cabrera, Joey Votto's RBI total compared to Brandon Phillip...

    Blog | August 13, 2013
  4. David Price's fastball isn't as fast

    David Schoenfield

    David Price, reigning AL Cy Young winner, hasn't pitched liked David Price: He's 1-3 in seven starts with a 6.25 ERA and batters are hitting .302 off him, including eight home runs -- half of the 16 he allowed last year. Jason Collette of The Proc...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  5. SweetSpot awards: Joey Votto for MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Earlier, the SweetSpot bloggers overwhelmingly supported Mike Trout for AL MVP and Justin Verlander for the AL Cy Young Award. Let's see how the predictions line up in the NL. MOST VALUABLE PLAYER For the second straight, the SweetSpot bloggers s...

    Blog | March 31, 2013
  6. David Price turns into AL Cy Young favorite

    David Schoenfield

    David Price starts for the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night against the Texas Rangers to open a crucial three-game series, albeit more crucial for the Rays than the Rangers. A David Price start is always one to pay attention to, for a somewhat obvious ...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  7. Podcast: Cy Young talk, Orioles, Longoria

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell hosted, I guested, and we talked baseball stuff on Tuesday's Baseball Today podcast. 1. Jered Weaver versus Justin Verlander: Who deserves the AL Cy Young Award right now? And are we ignoring other candidates? 2. Mike Trout yelled...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  8. SweetSpot predictions: AL Cy Young

    David Schoenfield

    Today's staff prediction from the SweetSpot blog network: the AL Cy Young Award. Justin Verlander received 11 of 38 first-place votes as eight different pitchers received first-place nominations. Yes, there are a lot of ace-level starters right now. ...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  9. Verlander, Weaver and the 2004 draft

    David Schoenfield

    Jered Weaver and Justin Verlander are battling for the AL Cy Young Award and a trip to the postseason. The San Diego Padres are 47-63, in last place in the NL West. How would things be if the 2004 draft had gone differently? The Padres had t...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  10. Halladay still favorite in NL Cy Young race

    David Schoenfield

    The other night I wrote about the heated battled for the AL Cy Young Award among Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver and CC Sabathia (with Josh Beckett peeking through the window). The AL hasn't had a close vote since 2002 (Barry Zito over Pedro Martinez)...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  11. When AL Cy Young candidates collide

    David Schoenfield

    Joe Schultz, the manager of the 1969 Seattle Pilots made infamous in Jim Bouton's "Ball Four," wasn't exactly Tony La Russa when it came to breaking down the game. "Well, boys," he once said, "it's a round ball and a round bat and you got to hit the ...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  12. Great pitchers sometimes have bad games

    David Schoenfield

    Tuesday's battle for first place in the AL Central was supposed to be a pitcher's duel between reigning Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and rookie fireballer Yordano Ventura. Instead, Scherzer allowed 10 hits and 10 runs in four innings. His ERA climbed...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  13. Darvish the Cy Young favorite in AL

    David Schoenfield

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- One thing you can say about Yu Darvish: He isn't just a thrower, a guy with a million-dollar arm and five-cent head. After struggling with command and location in Sunday's spring training game against the White Sox, Darvish went...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  14. Over/under: Justin Verlander's ERA

    David Schoenfield

    ESPN Insider Dave Cameron wrote on Sunday that the Tigers should be considered World Series favorites. They've remade their roster a bit, especially in the infield, but they still have two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera, Cy Young winner Max Scherzer ... ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  15. Mariners already having worst spring ever

    David Schoenfield

    It's not even March yet! The Mariners' first official workout was today! And yet ... and yet ... Hisashi Iwakuma, third in last year's American League Cy Young voting, will miss 4-to-6 weeks with a strained tendon in his finger, meaning he like...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  16. Over/under: Justin Verlander's wins

    David Schoenfield

    Let's stick with the Tigers and move to 2011 Cy Young and MVP winner Justin Verlander. Can the Tigers' ace repeat his magical season, when he led the AL with 24 wins, 251 innings, a 2.40 ERA and 250 strikeouts? It's not that easy to win 20 game...

    Blog | January 26, 2012