Loaiza thriving with little support
Esteban Loaiza has notched 17 wins, including a big one over the Yankees in New York last night.
Updated: August 27, 2003, 10:27 AM ETBy Jim Baker | MLB Insider
Much like in the National League, the choice for the American League Cy Young Award is not going to be an easy one. This is a race that will be impacted greatly by what transpires in the last month of the season. At least here there will be no starter-closer controversy as there is bound to be in the National League. I was looking at the ESPN.com poll on that award and was shocked to see that a quarter of the voters thought Eric Gagne's All-Star Game performance should be held against him. Man! Talk about a tough crowd. Let's run through the leading candidates for the American League Cy Young Award:
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