- The Greatest Non-Cy Young Seasons in History
League MVP victory wasn't quite as clear-cut -- 23 to seven over Mike Trout -- and Dallas Keuchel's AL Cy Young even less so -- 22 to eight over David Price.
Still, most of the major award victories
- Explaining My NL Cy Young Ballot
Congratulations to Jake Arrieta, who was just named the National League Cy Young Award winner, edging out Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke in one of the best Cy Young races in baseball history
- The Mets Sweep the Cy Young Board (With More to Come?)
Jake Arrieta, Zack Greinke, and Clayton Kershaw are going to be the top three finishers in this year's NL Cy Young Award voting. This is about as much of a lock as sports award voting gets
- The Roto Deep League Cy Young
To separate the deep league fantasy Cy Young from the regular fantasy one, and also from the real-life Cy Young, we'll need to define the award. Fantasy Baseball is maybe all about value, and value
- Kershaw vs. Arrieta: Battle for the NL Cy Young
contested award this year is the NL Cy Young. Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, and Jake Arrieta are in three-headed race for the award, and they're all incredibly close in terms of quality of performance
- The AL Cy Young Discussion
Last week, I addressed the Cy Young battle in the senior circuit and titled it "The NL Cy Young Showdown." This time, it's the AL's turn -- and "discussion" (as opposed to "showdown") seems
- Looking for More Cy Young Separators
As I wrote yesterday, I have an NL Cy Young vote this year. It is a remarkably tough year to pick a winner, as there are three pitchers having award-worthy seasons; you can make a really good
- Cy Young Voting and the Impact of a Catcher
I have an NL Cy Young ballot this year, and with 10 days left in the regular season, I legitimately don't know who I'm going to vote for. If I was the kind of voter who looked only at run prevention
- The Cy Young Award and the Wins Barrier
should win and who should not. As I quite fortunately find myself to be one of those writers, I have some thoughts, especially as they relate to the Cy Young. Today, my hope is that you will join me
- The NL Cy Young Showdown
deserved to win a close decision over Corey Kluber in the AL Cy Young race. This year, the NL Cy race is a particularly interesting one, a three-way dogfight among Dodgers Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw
- On the Cy Young and Pitcher Hitting
10 days ago, I was informed that I will be voting for the National League Cy Young Award this year. This will be my first time voting on the pitcher awards -- last year, I was tasked with voting
- Phil Hughes a Cy Young Candidate in 2015?
If you told me, at the end of 2013 (5.19 ERA) that Phil Hughes would have a chance to win a Cy Young, I would’ve told you, no way. If you told me in 2012 (4.23 ERA) that Phil Hughes had a chance
- What Corey Kluber Winning the Cy Young Tells Us
Corey Kluber won the American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday, beating Seattle's Felix Hernandez by 10 points, with 17 first place votes to Felix's 13. In doing so, Kluber became the first Indians
- The AL Cy Young Can't Go Wrong, or Right
Though we won't know the winner of the 2014 American League Cy Young Award until later Wednesday, we've already been given some clues. The BBWAA has told us the three finalists are Felix Hernandez
- Why King Felix Will Win the Cy Young, But Shouldn't
Corey Kluber deserves the AL Cy Young. Corey Kluber will not win the AL Cy Young. Felix Hernandez got off to a hot start, establishing himself early as the best pitcher in the AL, earning himself
- The AL Cy Young Award Battle
Award season is upon us, and as far as the biggest pieces of individual hardware go, there will be relatively little debate this season. Clayton Kershaw would appear to be poised to sweep the NL Cy
- Will the AL Cy Young Voting Reflect That the Race is Dead Even?
The winner of the 2014 American League Cy Young Award is going to be either Felix Hernandez or Corey Kluber. Yes, indeed, there are other worthwhile candidates, and yes, you can argue whether Chris
- Cleveland's Whole Cy Young Month
- Corey Kluber as a Cy Young Candidate
qualify as the league's MVP, that guy's going to be your Cy Young frontrunner, because the MVP voting includes everybody and the Cy Young voting includes only pitchers. Absolutely, if the voting were
- A Dialogue with Cy Young About This Year's Free Agent Class
"Hey, Cy, thanks for doing this."
"Let's start with Braves catcher Brian McCann. Where do you see him ending up?"
"An Irishman, eh?"
"Uh, I guess so. Sure."
- On Cy Youngs and Theoretical Pitcher WAR Models
the pitcher credit for.
So, with the Cy Young announcements coming this evening, I thought it would be useful to look at the entire spectrum of potential pitcher-WAR models, and how the candidates
- Max Scherzer Is Going to Win the Cy Young, And That's Okay
When the American League Cy Young Award winner is announced on Wednesday night, Detroit's Max Scherzer is almost certainly going to defeat Yu Darvish of the Rangers and Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma
- The Quality of Opposition Factor in the AL Cy Young Race
The AL Cy Young race has gotten pretty interesting. A month ago, Max Scherzer looked like a near lock, with his glistening 19-1 record and strong peripherals that supported the idea that he'd
- Hiroki Kuroda's Case for the Cy Young Award
would put him into consideration for the Cy Young.
Some will argue that RA should be used for WAR and stuff like determining awards anyway. That is longstanding debate, and I will not address
- Adam Morgan v. Daniel Corcino (2013)
prospects, they probably aren’t long for the level. So when a night features two top prospects on the mound, it’s a good idea to go. This time meant seeing Adam Morgan from the Phillies organization
- Adam Morgan Could Help The Phillies Rotation Soon
Left-handed pitcher Adam Morgan entered the 2013 season as one of the top arms in the Philadelphia farm system. I got a chance to see him pitch for triple-A Lehigh Valley last week when they visited
- AL Cy Young Race: Price Good, Verlander Better
This afternoon, Matt Klaassen detailed the NL Cy Young decision, which basically comes down to Clayton Kershaw and R.A. Dickey. Both had excellent seasons, and it's essentially hair-splitting
- Aroldis Chapman: Fantasy NL Bull Cy
League? However, a couple votes needed far less deliberation -- one of those was the National League's Bull Cy; the relief pitcher for your fantasy squad who cost you the least but brought you most
- It's a Jake Sale! AL Fantasy Cy Young
of series, not necessarily the best player.
To that end, we need to award the American League Cy Young to the pitcher who provided you the most production for the least possible cost. And among
- Johnny Cueto For Cy Young
the Cy Young races, and specifically, why it illustrates that Johnny Cueto should be the frontrunner for the NL Cy Young Award.
Let's just start by looking at the value stats of the top five
- Nyjer Morgan Caught in Hugdown
a looming eternity of nothing.
When Nyjer Morgan's eyes met Kyle Kendrick's in this rundown-turned-hugdown, it was perhaps in the same manner in which the eyes of two medieval warriors might have
- Are Chapman and Kimbrel Cy Young Contenders?
Last night, on the Sunday Night Baseball telecast of the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets, announcer Dan Shulman facilitated a discussion surrounding relievers and the Cy Young Award.
- Johnny Cueto's Changeup Leads to Cy Young Caliber Season
and left-handers, those calling for a regression may have been right. Instead, Cueto is having a Cy Young caliber campaign and is the best pitcher on arguably the best team in baseball.
Thanks to Chad
- Nyjer Morgan Fail
Yesterday, with two out in the top of the ninth inning, in a tie game between the Brewers and White Sox at US Cellular Field, Nyjer Morgan was caught attempting to steal third -- what he was thinking
- R.A. Dickey and Cy Young Hopes
for a Cy Young award?
Yes. Probably very much: Yes.
Well first of all: Matt Cain's perfect game last night certainly does not play in Dickey's favor. Cain currently sports a better ERA and FIP than
- Boughten (Sort of): Nyjer Morgan Bobblehead
was very nice of him.
How does the Nyjer Morgan bobblehead stack up?
I feel like most bobbles don't really look like the players they're supposed to represent. There have been bobbleheads
- Video: Nyjer Morgan: "Sh*t Black Guys Do"
- Clayton Kershaw's Cy Young, Roy Halladay, and 23
with the Toronto Blue Jays. So much has changed since then, of course, with Halladay bringing in two Cy Young Awards over the past 10 years. This season marks Halladay's second runner-up finish
- Justin Verlander Wins 2011 AL Cy Young
The BBWAA confirmed what most already expected Tuesday by tabbing Justin Verlander as the 2011 American League Cy Young award winner. Verlander was absolutely dominant in 2011, pacing both circuits
- Nyjer Morgan Is Satisfied, Possibly Scheming
Depending on which fan base you ask, Mr. Nyjer Morgan of Milwaukee's Brewers is either the People's Champion or a cad, masher and stinker. Whatever your opinion of Mr. Morgan and his outputs, though
- Nyjer Morgan Drops Least Surprising F-Bomb on TV
As International Man of the Internet Eric Freeman noted via the Twitters, Natural Born Enthusiast Nyjer Morgan was yelling "Fuck yeah" even as he approached the mic about to broadcast his voice
- Morgan and Gordon: Waiver Wire
Nyjer Morgan (Yahoo: 18 percent, ESPN: 19 percent owned)
There are plenty of players out there who are known more for their antics than for their production, and Morgan may well be one of them
- Cliff Lee: Complete Games, Shutouts, And Cy Youngs
with 6, ahead of James Shields (4) and Derek Holland (4). In the NL, it's not even close:
When it comes to the 2011 NL Cy Young race, it presently comes down to just three fellas: Cliff Lee
- Poll: Where does Pitcher X Place in Cy Young Voting?
You have Player X that went 13-4 with a 2.00 ERA in 153 IP.
You have a bunch of other pitchers who pitched 216 innings and performed at various levels (see poll).
For the Cy Young voting, you
- Nyjer Morgan and Chris Getz: Waiver Wire Fill-ins
. Here are a pair of guys that seem to be available in a number of leagues and are likely to help you out on a short term basis.
Nyjer Morgan |OF| Ownership: ESPN - 19.6% Yahoo - 16%
- Seven Awesome Things About Nyjer Morgan's Klout
Luckily for us, Nyjer Morgan has a Twitter account. And therefore, he also has a Klout page. And it is fantastic.
Click to embiggen.
Without further ado, the seven awesome things about
- Nyjer Morgan Walks Off, Loses Mind (In A Good Way)
In case you were watching any of the other 28 teams in action last night, you may have missed Nyjer Morgan apparently having the night of his goddamn life last night. First, he hits a walk-off double
- Nyjer Morgan, Eric Young, Jr: NL Outfielders
These speedy outfielder dudes should be rostered in leagues in which they should be rostered, know what I mean?
Nyjer Morgan (Yahoo 11% owned, ESPN 7.1% owned)
Say what? What did Nyjer Morgan do
- Mustache Watch: Cy Young
Denton True "Cy" Young was a great pitcher ...
Denton True "Cy" Young was also a great mustachioed pitcher. Denton True "Cy" Young was also a great chinless pitcher. And, as Venn Diagrams
- Waiver Wire: Silva Cut, Morgan Traded
Over the weekend the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals each did some house cleaning, dispelling themselves of a couple of volatile and disgruntled players in Carlos Silva and Nyjer Morgan
- The Feast of Cy the Very Ohioan
After a brief furlough for rest and relaxation, the feast-day celebrations return today with some combination of pomp and circumstance.
Cy the Very Ohioan
Life: While even the most casual
- Nyjer Morgan's Reckless Base Stealing
Last season was a rude and abrupt awakening for those thinking that Nyjer Morgan had made a step toward stardom. In 2009, Morgan combined above-average hitting with a UZR love affair to produce
- Brett Gardner: 2011's Nyjer Morgan?
Prior to the beginning of the 2010 season, I asked whether Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner could become 2010's' Nyjer Morgan. In 2009, Morgan seemingly came out of nowhere and produced a five-win
- MVP and Cy Young Voting Revisited
The discussion from my last post about MVP and Cy Young voting, there were a few good suggestions to improve the analysis, so I decided to go back and revisit the data. I’m going to give the baseball
- Are Writers Picking Better MVPs and Cy Youngs?
replacement. For the Cy Young, three of the last four leaders in league WAR also took home the hardware.
It begs the question: Are the writers finally getting it? Has the statistics revolution
- Liriano Is Lost in the Cy Young World
matchup as one of dueling Cy Young contenders. Nothing big to see here, but Morosi ropes Felix Hernandez into the mix so as to use a few quotes about how the Cy Young winner should come from a team
- AL Cy Young Crowdsourcing Results
On Friday, we ran a poll asking who you'd vote for the AL Cy Young Award. With 5,500 votes in, the votes were decisive, to say the least.
Felix Hernandez captured over 60 percent of the votes
- Award Crowdsourcing: AL Cy Young
, I thought I'd let you guys weigh in on the AL Cy Young race, which is turning into a referendum on the value of "wins" for pitchers. The narrative being told at the moment is that Felix Hernandez
- Nyjer Morgan Wants A Piece of the Marlins. I Don't Blame Him.
In Nigeria, the country's massive film industry is sometimes called "Naijawood." During the past week of baseball, Nyjer Morgan has become a human highlight reel of spectacle himself, running
- FanGraphs Stats and the Cy Young Award
After Trevor Cahill lowered his ERA to 2.43 last night, Buster Olney tweeted that his numbers made Cahill a top contender for the AL Cy Young award. Keith Law quickly responded, noting that Cahill
- One Night Only! (Super Cy-zed Edition)
- David and Cliff: The Cy Young Race
A hot topic in today's chat was the AL Cy Young race. I think Cliff Lee is the clear favorite to win the award, but a lot of folks chimed in that they believe that David Price would win the award
- All Star Pitchers and the Cy Young Award
that season's Cy Young Award like Tim Lincecum did last season?
I decided to go back and look at how often the Cy Young Award winner was that year's All-Star Game starter. Both leagues started
- Historical Four Factors: Joe Morgan's Peak
It is incredibly unfortunate that my generation of baseball fans knows Joe Morgan primarily from his antics in the broadcast booth. Some know more about Fire Joe Morgan than they do about Hall
- Nyjer Morgan Scuffling
CF Nyjer Morgan entered 2010 as a coveted fantasy pick. The former Pirates prospect, shipped along with LHP Sean Burnett to Washington last summer for OF Lastings Milledge and RHP Joel Hanrahan
- Nyjer Morgan Getting Caught
Around baseball, and sabermetric circles in particular, Nyjer Morgan is best known for his stellar defense. However, because of his incredible speed, he's also known for his ability to steal bases
- Lester Starting to Look Like Cy
Dateline: April 9, 2010. Carson Cistulli leads Dave Cameron and me in a discussion of pre-season predictions. Dave goes out on a limb and predicts James Shields to win the AL Cy Young and Josh
- Brett Gardner: 2010's Nyjer Morgan?
(...or maybe Michael Bourn, but let's not complicate things.)
I remember the first time I seriously paid attention to Nyjer Morgan. I was doing a batting order post on the Pirates. Given
- Joe Morgan And The A's
At the risk of digging up the carcass of a dead horse just to kick it again, I want to take a second and point out something Joe Morgan said about the A's in his his most recent chat on ESPN.com.
- Betancourt and Morgan Revisited
Over the last few weeks, a couple of players with disputed defensive reputations have been traded. Nyjer Morgan was posting crazy good UZR numbers as a left fielder in Pittsburgh, and his outfield
- Morgan = Dunn
. The walks and power skillset produces a lot of runs, and Dunn has a master's degree in the walks and power skillset.
When the Nationals acquired Nyjer Morgan yesterday, the reaction from
- The Morgan-Milledge Deal
to chuckle right along with the old joke, as today, Washington traded for another outfielder, completing the rumored Lastings Milledge for Nyjer Morgan swap by agreeing to exchange Joel Hanrahan for Sean
- Is Nyjer Morgan the next Juan Pierre?
Perhaps no player in fantasy baseball has a wider range of potential outcomes than Pirates outfielder Nyjer Morgan. A former hockey player in the Canadian Junior Leagues, Morgan is really fast
- More on the AL Cy Young Landscape
The Cy Young Award in the American League is more than likely going to go to Cliff Lee, and deservedly so. After all, he leads all starters in WPA/LI, has the highest K/BB in baseball, the lowest
- A Peek at the NL Cy Young Race
Like the AL MVP race, and unlike the AL Cy Young (Cliff Lee) and the NL MVP (Albert Pujols) races, the NL Cy Young has a few worthy candidates, each with their specific claim to the title of best
- N.L Cy Young: Who to Choose?
With the regular season finally over, it's time to start thinking about who should be the recipient of the National League Cy Young award. A month ago, I thought Chris Carpenter was a shoe in to win