November 19, 2009
The guy that Bill Bavasi passed on...
And the guy former Mariners GM passed on to get Morrow? Tim Lincecum just won his second NL Cy Young Award.
NEW YORK -- Giants ace Tim Lincecum won the NL Cy Young Award on Thursday for the second consecutive season to become the first repeat winner since Randy Johnson, emerging from one of the tightest votes in the history of the honor.
Lincecum led the NL with 261 strikeouts and tied for the league lead with four complete games and two shutouts. The wiry right-hander, nicknamed "The Freak" for his giant stride, went 15-7 with a 2.48 ERA.
Only 10 points separated the top three vote-getters. Chris Carpenter was second and St. Louis teammate Adam Wainwright was third, despite getting the most first-place votes.
I don't blame Morrow because it's not his fault Seattle couldn't make up their mind where to put him (see the Joba Chamberlain saga) but can you imagine if Felix and Lince were on the same rotation? My god...
Posted by Brandon Hansen