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Congrats to former Mariner R.A. Dickey on the N.L. Cy Young Award, Felix finishes fourth in A.L.

Post by Ryan Divish on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:32 am with 3 Comments »
November 15, 2012 10:42 am
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Congratulations to R.A. Dickey on winning the National League Cy Young Award yesterday. While we aren’t supposed to be fans in our jobs, you couldn’t help but root for Dickey. He was one of the single best people I’ve ever covered in journalism. He is honest, thoughtful, intelligent, compassionate, competitive and filled with a desire to continue to learn. The award and the success couldn’t have happened to a better man.

Here’s a video interview with Dickey.  And here’s Tyler Kepner’s story from the NY Times

Pitcher, Team1st2nd3rd4th5thPoints
R.A. Dickey, Mets275   209
Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers211101696
Gio Gonzalez, Nationals11268493
Johnny Cueto, Reds141010275
Craig Kimbrel, Braves1 55941
Matt Cain, Giants  16722
Kyle Lohse, Cardinals   226
Aroldis Chapman, Reds    11
Cole Hamels, Phillies    11

Meanwhile, Felix Hernandez, who is also a pretty good guy in his own right, finished fourth in the American League Cy Young voting behind winner David Price, runner up Justin Verlander and Jered Weaver.  Hernandez was a legitimate contender at the start of August. He had won nine straight decisions, tossed a perfect game and had five shutouts. But some rough starts down the stretch took him out of the running.

Player, Team1st2nd3rd4th5thPoints
David Price, Rays14131  153
Justin Verlander, Tigers13132  149
Jered Weaver, Angels 2149270
Felix Hernandez, Mariners  510641
Fernando Rodney, Rays1 54838
Chris Sale, White Sox  14617
Jim Johnson, Orioles   135
Matt Harrison, Rangers    22
Yu Darvish, Rangers    11


King Felix
Leave a comment Comments → 3
  1. For those who weren’t on this board when Disckey was a Mariner, I’ve been bitching that we should have re-signed him since the day we didn’t do so.

  2. flashlight222 says:

    Dickey is another example of why the Mariners wont contend in the near future.

  3. bbnate420 says:

    He sucked when he was here. Hindsight is always 20/20. Pitching isn’t the problem anyhow.

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