I guess Zack Grienke DOES want to win the AL Cy Young Award

Not long after my wondering if anyone actually wants to win this award, Grienke is doing his best to say “Cool it! It’s mine!”

1-0 complete game shutouts in late August tend to help seal the deal.

And with Roy Halladay and Josh Beckett stinking it up recently, it is looking more and more like Grienke will put a tremendous line on his resume for when he goes to free agency and signs with either the Red Sox or the Yankees.

However with Justin Verlander’s win today and CC Sabathia lurking, it’s not his yet.

But man it is close.
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FINALLY someone wants the AL Cy Young Award!

I’ve been wondering if anyone actually WANTS to win the Cy Young Award in the American League.

Well evidently Zack Grienke wants it… and with the way that Roy Halladay and Justin Verlander have been underwhelming, a dominating game like last night’s might be enough to push him over the top.

It’s kind of like when studios release their Oscar bait around Christmas time… they are fresher in people’s minds and they vote for them.

His 15 strikeouts were the most ever by a Royals starter… and the Royals have had some good pitchers in their history!

Plus he has a 12-8 record for a team that is on pace to go 62-100.

If he finishes with 15 wins and the league lead in ERA, WHIP (he is .01 behind Jarrod Washburn), complete games (he is tied with Halladay) and finish in the top 3 of innings pitched and strikeouts (he currently is) then the Cy Young should be his.

What I am saying is this:

CC, Beckett, Verlander and Halladay… if you want some hard ware on your mantle, you’ve got your work cut out for you!

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Halladay got thumped tonight and his ERA is now over 3.00.

Verlander won but it was a subpar outing.

Beckett let up 98 home runs last night.

Was I right in thinking nobody wants to win the Cy Young award?

Will Sabathia sneak in and win it?

It’s odd… someone of Sabathia’s size generally won’t sneak up on anyone.
Maybe he’s like Ghost Dog!

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