Tim Brown makes his case for Josh Beckett as this year’s AL Cy Young winner. He also picks Peavy for the NL, as if there was another choice. But here’s how he bends it for Beckett:
A) The Sox made the postseason
B) Beckett’s individual comparative stats are significantly better in several categories
C) He’s got ahelluvalotta wins
He then goes on to cite a bunch of stats to make C.C. look like the obvious choice, but inexplicably he doesn’t make that choice. Let’s be clear; it is hard to argue a strong case against Beckett winning the CY this year, but if writers are going to go down the same road of farcical logic as Brown, I’ll have to chuck the CY on the same pile as the Gold Glove, which is too bad, because I thought this was one award the writers usually get right.