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2007 SBN Baseball Awards: Cy Young

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Every year, SBN conducts an internal vote among our baseball bloggers to determine the results of MLB's annual awards. Our votes don't really count, but it's a neat exercise to see if we can do a better job of picking the winners than the real voters whose actual votes we deride for being shoddy and misinformed.

I was only given a vote for the National League awards, but I will include the results of both leagues here over the coming days.

Rookies of the Year
Managers of the Year

My Ballot

  1. Jake Peavy
  2. Tim Hudson
  3. Brad Penny
Jake Peavy was a no-brainer here and I'm happy to say that SBN voted for him unanimously as the best pitcher in the senior circuit. He struck out 240 batters in 223.1 innings, walked 68 and allowed just 13 homeruns. He led the NL in ERA, ERA+, WHIP, wins (thanks, Padres!), K/9, strikeouts and SNLVAR.

Tim Hudson was terrific this year, but had a bit of bad luck and played for a so-so Braves team so he managed to accumulate a nothing special 16-10 record. He doesn't have incredible strikeout marks, but he doesn't walk many, he gives up very few homeruns, and he collects almost three groundballs for every ball he puts in the air.

I basically had three guys very close: Hudson, Brad Penny and Brandon Webb. If I filled out my ballot on a different day, #2 and #3 might have been different, so I can't fault anyone for putting Webb in the top three.

National League 1st 2nd 3rd Points
Jake Peavy 21 - - 105
Brandon Webb - 17 1 72
Brad Penny - - 10 10
John Smoltz - 1 2 5
Cole Hamels - 1 1 4
Jeff Francis - 1 1 4
Tim Hudson - 1 - 3
Aaron Harang - - 3 3
Chris Young - - 2 2
Carlos Zambrano - - 1 1
American League 1st 2nd 3rd Points
C. C. Sabathia 13 3 2 76
Josh Beckett 3 10 2 47
John Lackey 2 3 4 23
Fausto Carmona 1 1 3 11
Johan Santana - 1 4 7
Erik Bedard - 1 3 6
Roy Halladay - - 1 1