Friday, September 25, 2015

Looking Back at my 2015 Cy Young Award Predictions

The bigger awards in Major League Baseball, the MVP Award and the Cy Young for both respective leagues, are usually a little easier to predict than say the Comeback Player of the Year. Well, unless you're me. For a guy that got donned the "Yankees Wizard" for my in-game predictions last season down the stretch I sure get these wrong a lot. Oh well, so is life. See below for my original post where I picked Rick Porcello of the Boston Red Sox and Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers to win the AL and NL Cy Young Awards in 2015.

Today we move into the bigger awards as I take a stab at predicting the American League and National League Cy Young Award winners. This was one of the few awards I actually did well with last year so I feel confident that I can do that again in 2015.
For the American League winner I am going to go with Rick Porcello of the Boston Red Sox. Porcello had a career season in 2014 with the Detroit Tigers before being traded over to a much improved Boston Red Sox team this winter. Many speculators have stated that the Red Sox don’t have an ace heading into this season but as much as I hate to admit it, Porcello could (and will) be that guy for Boston. The Red Sox have this uncanny ability of taking in your tired, your hungry and your mediocre and turning them into stars, David Ortiz for example, and I believe they will do it again with Porcello in 2015.

For the National League I am going to pick a familiar face in the ace for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw. When Kershaw gives me a reason not to pick him then I will, not until then. The Dodgers lefty is clearly the best regular season pitcher in the game right now and shows no signs of slowing down or changing that in 2015. It’s an easy pick and it’s a safe pick but sometimes those kind of picks, the obvious picks, are the best picks and that’s my pick.

In a word that may or may not be a real word, LOL. Rick Porcello? Seriously? Over David Price? Over Dallas Keuchel? LOL. Kershaw has pitched well but he may be overshadowed by both his teammate Zack Greinke and the Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta. I have a legit chance at predicting the National League Cy Young Award but my AL prediction was just TURRIBLE. 

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