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Old 11-07-2002, 05:51 PM   #1
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Default Barry Zito Wins AL Cy Young

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, I picked him to win it at the beginning of the season, stuck with him all year and he came through! Nice Job Barry!

Yes Barry Zito was voted the American Leauge Cy Young winner today, finishing 18 points ahead of Boston's Pedro Martinez in the voting.

Zito was 23-5 with a 2.75 ERA, 182 strikeouts in 229.1 innings pitched. With runners in scoring position, opponents hit just .185 against Zito.

For his career, Zito is 47-17, a .737 winning percentage, the best since 1900 for pitcher with 50 or more decisions. This looks to be the first of many Cy Young Awards for Barry Zito, as his future is very bright.
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Old 11-07-2002, 06:46 PM   #2
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In the beginning of the season, I never thought he would win it, I thought both Hudson and Mulder had a better chance than him. But by the end of the season, I already knew he won it.
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Old 11-07-2002, 07:57 PM   #3
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I still think Pedro should have won it, but that's just my opinion. Can't really argue with Zito.
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Zito won because he played on a playoff team whereas Pedro and Lowe didn't ... and also Pedro "opted out" of playing the last week of the season certainly didn't win him any votes. Zito had a slightly higher ERA and fewer strikeouts, but he was brilliant late in the season -- in games that count.
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Old 11-08-2002, 12:40 AM   #5
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Well he does also lead the AL in wins, that's something you forgot to mention...
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Old 11-08-2002, 10:35 AM   #6
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Yes, that last regular season game that he played sure counted ...I bet the A's fans are real happy that he played that one to get win #23 instead of being able to pitch two playoff games and at least make the ALCS
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2 USC alums sweep the the CY YOUNG awards.
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Yes, that last regular season game that he played sure counted ...I bet the A's fans are real happy that he played that one to get win #23 instead of being able to pitch two playoff games and at least make the ALCS
Hell yeah I was!!! I was damn glad that he got in front of the two Red Soxes!!
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So you're more happy Zito won >>23 regular season games<< instead of >>22 wins and an all but gauranteed ALCS appearance with a chance for the World Series<< ????

To me, that makes zero sense.

Had Zito not played that last game of the regular season, he would've played 2 games in the ALDS and most likely won both of them (ie: domination of the Twins in Game #3 of the ALDS). Leaving Mulder or whoever their other lefty is to win the third game. Seems like a simple managing decision to me.

Obviously not.
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Old 11-09-2002, 12:04 AM   #10
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It does't matter! Mulder, Hudson, Zito... They are all good pitchers, and could have got the job done! But didn't...
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Well done Zito fella. Well deserved.

PLEASE don't sing on the Jim Rome show EVER again though!!" Does anyone else remember that?? Funniest thing I've heard in years.....
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Well done Zito fella. Well deserved.
Couldn't agree more. There are a lot of good pitchers in the AL and someone had to win it. Barry Zito's turn came and I wish him luck in the future. Congratulations on a great season.
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Well done Zito fella. Well deserved.

PLEASE don't sing on the Jim Rome show EVER again though!!" Does anyone else remember that?? Funniest thing I've heard in years.....
He sang in the Last Word before!? What the hell? I thought he only danced around with Eric Chavez in the locker room....
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Old 11-10-2002, 06:37 PM   #14
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Marc that's not true. In 2000, Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson won the AL and NL Cy Young's, and neither of their team's made the playoffs. Team success does not play a large part in picking the Cy Young Award winner, if any at all.
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