Now that the Cy Young voting is complete, let me reiterate what I’ve said before: it’s a tragedy that Randy Johnson didn’t get the Cy Young and it’s even more of a tragedy that it wasn’t even close. Of course Clemens is a phenomenal pitcher, but Johnson is better. I know by just watching the Big Unit that he’s better, but let’s look at the numbers, because they don’t lie:
Earned Run Average
Strikeouts to Walks Ratio
Strikouts Per Nine Innings
Opponent’s Batting Average
The only major pitching category that Johnson doesn’t lead is wins, and that’s only because the eight guys in the lineup for Arizona pale in comparison to the eight guys in Houston. It’s out of Randy’s control. At least the Internet Baseball Writers Association got it right.