Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
November 7, 2002

ESPN has some good analyses of the AL Cy Young race here and here. I disagree with Szefc's conclusion that Zito gets extra points for facing more good teams, since the numbers show Pedro was much more effective against the better teams. Quality-wise, Pedro was once again the best. On the other hand, there's a lot to be said for giving Zito credit for throwing the most innings; Pedro didn't quite make it to 200. I might agree with Wolverton that Lowe was probably the best overall, but it's really a toss-up; I can't disagree with the writers for voting for Zito. When it's that close, there's only so much you can argue with giving it to the guy with the most wins and innings of the three.

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