Commenting on the National League Cy Young Award in
the July 26 edition of Baker's Dozen, I wrote, "For
the first time in a long time, a Cy Young Award might
be handed to a reliever. What is more surprising, the
reliever might actually deserve it."
I have never been a big fan of giving closers
consideration beyond their due -- their due being the
Rolaids award. To my mind, closers simply don't play
enough to warrant consideration ahead of those who are
out on the field on a regular basis. An MVP Award? No
doggone way! A Cy Young Award? Maybe -- but only in
cases where a clear-cut starting candidate has not
come to the fore.
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