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  1. Should Phillies be worried about Halladay?

    Rob Neyer

    When you're Roy Halladay and you've gone 77-37 with a 2.59 ERA over the past four seasons, including one Cy Young Award and two second-place finishes, even a small blip in dominance sends sweat dripping down the foreheads of Phillies fans. Hallada...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  2. Bill James on King Felix's time

    Rob Neyer

    It's subscriber-only and I don't even know if I'm supposed to do this, but Bill James runs through the math, finds that CC Sabathia was probably closer to Felix Hernandez than maybe you thought, but does wind up with the same answer as the Cy Young v...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  3. Do Cy Young results signal Hall of Fame shift?

    Rob Neyer

    Does Felix Hernandez's Cy Young Award (Craig Calcaterra asks) signal that Hall of Fame voters will worry less about wins and more about the things a pitcher can control? I'm not hopeful. Partially because there is so much more of a time investment ...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  4. A.L. C.Y. pits Wins against ERA

    Rob Neyer

    If Felix Hernandez wins the Cy Young Award today, those howls you'll hear from our nation's leafy suburbs will be coming mostly from a certain generation of baseball writers, many of whom fought like blazes to keep on-base percentage from entering th...

    Blog | November 18, 2010
  5. Is Dejan Kovacevic the new Keith Law?

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, a question just occurred to me ... Where is the outrage? Almost exactly one year ago, National League Cy Young Award voters Will Carroll and Keith Law were roundly excoriated -- in print, on television, the InterWeb -- because they left Chris...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  6. Podcast: Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer

    ESPN's Rob Neyer talks about the uniqueness of Ichiro Suzuki, Pedro Martinez's surprising performance on Sunday night and CC Sabathia's chances of winning the AL Cy Young Award....

    Blog | September 14, 2009
  7. Greinke's Cy Young competition

    Rob Neyer

    From a few days ago, George Bretherton on the AL's best pitchers: Who says it's a two-horse race for this season's American League Cy Young Award? Kansas City's Zack Greinke (8 wins, 1.72 E.R.A.) and Toronto's Roy Hallad...

    Blog | June 18, 2009
  8. Looking for another miracle

    Rob Neyer

    Eric Seidman on the hunt for this year's miracle: Cliff Lee had, by all accounts, a fantastic 2008 season en route to a Cy Young Award. What made his performance more remarkable was how he seemingly came out of nowhere, a back end of the rotatio...

    Blog | April 28, 2009
  9. Webb vs. Carpenter for NL Cy Young

    Rob Neyer

    Who will win the NL Cy Young Award? It'll be a race to the finish between Brandon Webb and Chris Carpenter.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2006
  10. Schmidt's Cy chances dashed

    Rob Neyer

    Jason Schmidt's chances of winning the NL Cy Young Award were lost once the Astros beat the Giants.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2004
  11. Numbers tell the story

    Rob Neyer

    Johan Santana is the best pitcher in the AL, but he's far from a lock to win the league's Cy Young Award.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2004
  12. Pitchers an unpredictable lot

    Rob Neyer

    Judging how pitchers will perform is a difficult task. For evidence, look no further than Josh Beckett.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2004
  13. Fireballing Gagne a definite Cy Young candidate

    Rob Neyer

    Eric Gagne has been dominant from Day 1 this season, and thus is a front-runner for the NL Cy Young Award.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2003
  14. Clearing the bases: Lincecum's struggles

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Lincecum loses again. Jayson Stark gave his first-half Cy Yuck award to Tim Lincecum and deservedly so: After getting knocked out in the fourth inning on Sunday, the two-time Cy Young winner finished the first half at 3-10 with a 6.42 ERA...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  15. Do both Cy Youngs signal shift?

    Rob Neyer

    It's just one year. I'm not quite ready to declare that the paradigm has shifted. As I wrote a few months ago, Bill James' method to predict Cy Young Awards has always worked quite well, even in recent seasons. The only caveat is that the Predicto...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  16. 20-win candidates

    Rob Neyer

    For the Cardinals, there's not a great deal of drama left. The division title is a fait accompli, and so is Albert Pujols' MVP Award. Fortunately, we've still got those two Cy Young candidates, one of whom is going after his 18th win toda...

    Blog | September 09, 2009