What's sad is the Astros had the 8th highest payroll last year and sucked anyway. I guess that's what happens when you sink $14.8 million into Miguel Tejada...and $19 million into Carlos Lee.
Carlos is a good player making superstar money. Even the Yankees wouldn't touch his contract.
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Zack Greinke WINS the 2009 AL Cy Young Award!!
Royals' Greinke beats out King Felix for AL Cy Young Award - MLB - CBSSports.com Baseball
Lincecum repeats as Cy Young winner
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NEW YORK -- Giants ace Tim Lincecum has won the NL Cy Young Award, becoming the first repeat winner in the major leagues since Randy Johnson was voted the prize four straight times from 1999-2002.
Lincecum led the NL with 261 strikeouts and tied for the league lead with four complete games and two shutouts.
Only 10 points separated the top three in one of the closest ballots in the award's history.
Lincecum received 11 first-place votes, 12 seconds and nine thirds for 100 points in balloting released Thursday by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter was next with 94 points and teammate Adam Wainwright finished third with 90 despite getting the most first-place votes with 12.
As much as I hate to say it -- CC Sabathia deserved the CY. Greinke didn't have the luxury of facing his own team for a few starts, but didn't have to pitch in the biggest market with a huge salary on his back. He pitched well in the regular season + playoffs, came into the season in shape (no annual early-season groin/hamstring injury that he used to get with the tribe), and kept out of trouble during his first year in the big city with a pocket of big bucks.
Fer chrisakes, enough of the Yankee circle jerking, we get it...they have good players. Zack was the man, he was without a doubt the best in baseball by the All Star Game, he came down to earth in the second half, you could say he pitched closer to what CC did.
First, I hate the Yankees, the payroll, Yankee fans....
The point I was making is that he produced under great pressure - the kind found in Boston and NY. I believe CC did more for his team than Zack did for his losing team. It will be interesting to see how Zack produces when he is expected to win in a big market. Not as much pressure pitching for a team where they hope he can stop losing streaks. Lucky for KC, he won't be leaving for the big bucks for a while.
I expected CC to stumble during his first year where the media expected him to produce. The Cleveland market was easy on CC, Milwaukee was happy to have him there for a half season.
It's the rare individual that plays his days for one team, I hope he doesn't leave Kansas City.
I'm tired of New York using the rest of the league as their minor league system.
You may be right, but the Cy Young isn't an MVP award...it's an MOP (Most Outstanding).