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Felix Hernandez: The Choice Was Right for the AL Cy Young

Angels' Bartolo Colon won the AL Cy Young Award in 2005. His 21 wins impressed the writers. It didn’t matter to them that the Twins' Johan Santana was the best pitcher that year.

Sabermetric bloggers mocked the writers for that selection, and this started the war between mainstream media and bloggers.

On this day, the stat freaks won out. They campaigned all year for Felix Hernandez to win the Cy Young Award, and yesterday, they got what they wanted. The Mariners ace won the AL Cy Young outright, with the Rays' David Price the runner-up and the Yankees' CC Sabathia third.

The voters made the wrong choice in 2005, but they did the right thing this time around. This was a no-brainer.  Hernandez was the best pitcher in baseball ...

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