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SBN Awards: Cy Youngs go to Zack Greinke and Tim Lincecum

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As is to be expected, Zack Greinke took home the SBN Cy Young in a landslide. If the results had gone any other way I would have been astounded. The fact that one person gave a first place vote to Roy Halladay is actually annoying me. Here are your complete rankings:

Rk Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd Pts
1 Zack Greinke Kansas City Royals 28 1 - 143
2 Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners - 17 6 57
3 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers - 8 9 33
4 Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays 1 2 11 22
5 CC Sabathia New York Yankees - 1 2 5
6 Jon Lester Boston Red Sox - - 1 1

When I was deciding who to vote for, it all came down to four names. Greinke, Halladay, Felix Hernandez, and Justin Verlander. I ended up giving my first place vote to Greinke, 2nd place to Justin Verlander, and 3rd place to Felix Hernandez. Looking back at the numbers I probably should have voted King Felix with my second place vote. I must have been dazzled by Verlander's K numbers. They didn't glamor duck, though, as his votes went to Greinke, Hernandez, and Halladay. 

To get an idea of just how good Greinke and his runners up were in 2009, here are their stats: 

Player WHIP H/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB HR/9 IP GS CG SHO ERA ERA+ HR BA OBP SLG OPS
Zack Greinke 1.073 7.65 2.00 9.50 4.75 0.43 229.1 33 6 3 2.16 203 11 .230 .276 .336 .611
Roy Halladay 1.126 8.81 1.32 7.83 5.94 0.83 239.0 32 9 4 2.79 157 22 .256 .285 .382 .667
Felix Hernandez 1.135 7.54 2.68 8.18 3.06 0.57 238.2 34 2 1 2.49 174 15 .227 .287 .318 .605
C.C. Sabathia 1.148 7.71 2.62 7.71 2.94 0.70 230.0 34 2 1 3.37 133 18 .232 .292 .360 .653
Justin Verlander 1.175 8.21 2.36 10.09 4.27 0.75 240.0 35 3 1 3.45 132 20 .243 .295 .369 .665
Jon Lester 1.230 8.23 2.83 9.96 3.52 0.89 203.1 32 2 0 3.41 139 20 .242 .301 .366 .667

Not bad, not bad at all. Greinke's numbers are just sick. SICK. Look at that HR/9. Look at that ERA. Amazing. In 28 of his 33 starts, Greinke gave up 3 earned runs or less. He won 16 games this year, which is very respectable, but if he'd been on a team with a half decent offense his win total could have been staggering. The Royals went just 17-16 in his starts. They managed to lose 8 games when Greinke allowed 2 or less earned runs.  And that's why wins as a stat are useless :) 

Check out the National League results below the jump. The final award, Most Valuable Player, will be announced tomorrow. 
Rk Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd Pts
1 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants 18 13 - 129
2 Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals 9 4 7 64
3 Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals 4 4 10 42
4 Javier Vazquez Atlanta Braves - 5 7 22
5 Dan Haren Arizona Diamondbacks - 3 4 13
6 Ubaldo Jimenez Colorado Rockies - 1 1 4
7 Cliff Lee Philadelphia Phillies - - 1 1
8 Jair Jurrjens Atlanta Braves - - 1 1