In a surprising decision, Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, despite amassing 13 wins this season, has been awarded the 2010 Cy Young award. Hernandez finished second last year in Cy Young voting with 19 wins, was a league leader in nearly every other category besides wins.
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Hernandez beat out C.C. Sabathia, who had 21 wins, and David Price, who had 19 wins, but didn't match up when it came to other statistics.
Personally, if you can put up that dominating of a performance over all other AL starters, you deserve the distinction. However, I believe the Cy Young award should go to the player who was dominating for his team that was also winning and competing till the end of the season.
Both Sabathia and Price were competing all the way till the end of the season, deciding home field advantage in the final week. Hernandez was very deserving, but if I had my vote it would go to the pitcher on a playoff-bound team or near-bound (near-bound = Padres in '10).
Regardless, a job well done for King Felix.