Nov
17

Kershaw takes home NL Cy Young Award

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Dodgers wunderkind Clayton Kershaw took home the NL Cy Young Award today, receiving 27 of 32 first place votes. The 23-year-old southpaw won the pitching Triple Crown this season, leading the league in wins (21), ERA (2.28), and strikeouts (248). He’s the first Dodger to win the award since Eric Gagne in 2003, and the first Dodgers’ starting pitcher to win since Orel Hershiser in 1988. Roy Halladay finished second in the voting, Cliff Lee in third.

Former Yankee Ian Kennedy finished fourth in the voting, receiving one first place vote. Congrats to him. The full results are up on the BBWAA’s site. The AL MVP Award will be announced Monday at 2pm ET. Curtis Granderson and Robbie Cano figure to get a decent amount of votes.

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  • DERP

    Halladay was robbed. Kershaw was pretty awesome, but he wasn’t better than Roy.

    • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

      Eh, can’t go wrong either way.

  • George

    Kershaw deserved it.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    A triple crown winner in both leagues. Pretty cool stuff.

  • Marcus

    I think you mean 1988 for Orel.

  • candyforstalin

    bumgarner got one vote. weak.

  • Monteroisdinero

    “the 23 year old dominant southpaw”

    Manny B. – 2014/15

    • Cris Pengiucci

      Banuelosisdinero now? :-)

      • Monteroisdinero

        Mannyisuncanny?

        Banuelos to Montero is a battery that gives me a charge!

    • S

      I like it….

    • William

      Sure, Many is good, but he’s no Kershaw.

  • NHyankeesfan

    How did Ian Kennedy get a first place vote?

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Wins.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Homerish Arizona writer.

    • FIPster Doofus

      He went 21-4 with a 2.88 ERA, and a lot of voters aren’t fans of sabermetrics.

      • Urban

        One doesn’t have to be a fan of sabermetrics to understand that IPK was not the best pitcher in the league.

        • FIPster Doofus

          Again, 21 wins. Pitcher wins still speak volumes to a lot of baseball fans/media. They shouldn’t, but that’s the way it is.

          • FIPster Doofus

            Apparently Kershaw won 21 as well. OK, no excuse for the Kennedy vote, then. My mistake.

  • RetroRob

    Who the hell voted for IPK for first? Is there a link to the actual voting, meaning who voted for whom? I’ve seen this in the past.

  • Holy Ghost

    Congrats to IPK for placing fourth. Did the 2011 season change anyone’s opinions of Kennedy or do most people still think he projects no higher than a #2 starter?

    • Urban

      Who had him as high as a #2? I originally had him as a #4 in the AL. He’s gotten better, but he still wouldn’t be more than a #3 in the AL East, although a #3 in the AL East is pretty darn good.