Roy Halladay Wins NL Cy Young Award

Phillies righty Roy Halladay unanimously won the National League Cy Young award today, seven years after taking home the American League trophy.  Adam Wainwright, Ubaldo Jimenez, and ten others received votes; click here for the full results.


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  1. TheodoreRoosevelt 5 years ago

    Go Doc! He’s a Cy Young winner every year in my books.

  2. MetsEventually 5 years ago

    Surprised Dickey didn’t get any votes…how did Arroyo get a vote over him?!

    • sojuboi 5 years ago

      I’m not surprised Dickey didn’t get any votes. However, I am surprised Arroyo did..

    • BWOzar 5 years ago

      Considering Dickey wasn’t even the best pitcher on his own team – Santana was better by most all measures and Pelfrey was comparable (by fWAR at least) – he really didn’t deserve any votes. Arroyo didn’t deserve any votes either.

      Seemed to be a pretty clear deserving top 4 (Halladay, Wainwright, Jimenez, Johnson) and a reasonable argument to be made around the 5th centered on Hudson, Oswalt, Latos and Lincecum. I mean you can’t honestly think Dickey deserves a vote over any of those pitchers, do you…?

      • MetsEventually 5 years ago

        I think I should rephrase and say he deserves over Arroyo.

        and Dickey was the best Mets starter last year. Best WHIP and ERA on the team.

        • BWOzar 5 years ago

          Santana actually had a slightly better WHIP (1.176 vs. 1.187) and the ERAs were comparable at 2.98 and 2.84. Santana pitched 25 more innings than Dickey and had a BABIP in line with his career norms, unlike Dickey who was seemingly very lucky on batted balls this past season. Santana also struck out significantly more batters.

          It’s no disrespect to Dickey, he had a great and entirely unexpected year, but Santana was simply better. I do agree that Dickey had a better year than Arroyo.

        • phillies3426 5 years ago

          A knuckleballer should never get cy young in my opinion. Without that pitch they wouldn’t even be in the bigs.

          • MetsEventually 5 years ago

            Uh…that goes for almost all pitchers then. If Santana didn’t have that change up where would he be? If Chapman didn’t have that fastball where would he be?

      • MetsEventually 5 years ago

        I think I should rephrase and say he deserves over Arroyo.

        and Dickey was the best Mets starter last year. Best WHIP and ERA on the team.

  3. Perfect again.

  4. foxtown 5 years ago

    In other news, Allen Iverson won the highly competitive Turkish League MVP.

  5. Slopeboy 5 years ago

    Congratulations to Roy Halladay. As a Yankees fan, I witnessed what an artist he is on the mound everytime he pitched against my team. The people in Philly should enjoy watching him for many years to come.

  6. j96 5 years ago

    roooooooy woooo

    Halladay for drabek and and marcum

  7. HummBaby 5 years ago

    He’ll always be a Blue Jay in my eyes.

  8. JerseyHitman 5 years ago

    Tim Dierkes seems to think he still IS a Blue Jay…lol. He won the National League trophy Tim.

    • TwinsVet 5 years ago

      “seven years after taking home the AL trophy”…

      Or Tim fixed the typo already…

  9. twins33 5 years ago

    Another easy and right choice. I agree with the top three even, didn’t look past that though. Congrats to Doc.

  10. BWOzar 5 years ago

    Future Hall of Famer – good for Halladay. Let’s hope the BBWAA makes a similarly wise choice and selects Hernandez on Thursday.

    I’m legitimately curious how the writer who put Wainwright 5th can justify that ranking.

    • Tko11 5 years ago

      He must of really hated Philly…Either way he shouldnt be allowed to ever vote again.

    • Tko11 5 years ago

      He must of really hated Philly…Either way he shouldnt be allowed to ever vote again.

  11. moonraker45 5 years ago

    For a while it looked as if he was going to be a runner up again, but his fine ending and ubaldo’s regression sealed the deal.. To me its still so shocking that this is only his 2nd Cy Young. great work thoughAL cy young will probably be more of a heated debate

    • shockey12 5 years ago

      It is shocking at first but notice that from 2004-2009 he’s been in 2nd place to a new guy almost every year

  12. Congrats to Roy…well deserved

  13. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    Once again, the Doctor is IN!!Congrats on a well-deserved honor….and this coming from a Mets fan! :-p

  14. iains 5 years ago

    Roy is a pitching god. Known that for years. The only disappointment is he didn’t win more games.

  15. O971 5 years ago

    Talk about cleaning up.

  16. jwsox 5 years ago

    stupid stupid stupid kenny williams….all you had to do was throw gordon beckham in the mix and halladay would have been ours…good move bud

    • Considering Halladay had narrowed his list of teams to which he would agree to a trade to three (by most reports), and that the Chicago White Sox were reportedly not one of them, I’m not sure Kenny Williams can be blamed for not acquiring him.

    • Considering Halladay had narrowed his list of teams to which he would agree to a trade to three (by most reports), and that the Chicago White Sox were reportedly not one of them, I’m not sure Kenny Williams can be blamed for not acquiring him.

  17. MrGJG 5 years ago

    I’m surprised he won it unanimously.
    Don’t get me wrong, he deserved it, but he wasn’t so overwhelmingly better then Wainwright as say Pedro in 1999-2000, or Maddux in 1994-1995.
    You would think a St.Louis scribe would have voted for Wainwright.
    Does Wainwright get the two yr. Cy Young?

    • twins33 5 years ago

      That’s actually a good point. I mean, the biggest thing that set them apart was Halladay had 20 more IP and a perfect game. I’m guessing the perfect game might have been the clincher for the voters.

    • 0bsessions 5 years ago

      Best guess is that nobody had an idiotic point to prove this year. Halladay was the far and away favorite and there weren’t really any good reasons NOT to vote for him.

      • hoagiebuchanan 5 years ago

        200+ strikeouts with less walks than starts.

        • phillies3426 5 years ago

          and halladay isnt even considered a strikeout pitcher….

    • phillies3426 5 years ago

      When you have the numbers Halladay did and a perfect game AND a no hitter in the playoffs (2nd one the history of baseball) you’re going to win unanimously

  18. Mr_Anderson1017 5 years ago

    I was hoping for Latos for a while, but Halladay blew him outta the water

  19. Mr_Anderson1017 5 years ago

    I was hoping for Latos for a while, but Halladay blew him outta the water

  20. 0bsessions 5 years ago

    Jeter was robbed.

  21. nm344 5 years ago

    The playoff game against the Reds may have been the best pitched game i’ve seen all year.

  22. crashcameron 5 years ago

    all those great Jays on the back-to-back WS winners
    from all-around awesome Alomar to popular guys like Devo to underdog heroes like Pat Borders to the Jesse Barfields that came before them …
    let me tell you this: despite never getting near a playoff Roy Halladay was — and may still be — Canada’s favourite baseball player
    (only exception may be Larry Walker. if had stayed in Montreal or got traded to the Jays that would be the slam dunk)

  23. hoagiebuchanan 5 years ago

    Called this the day he signed! *Pats self on back*

    • fitz 5 years ago

      Wow, you and everybody else on this forum – congrats!

  24. start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

    I’m a little disappointed in the vote. Not that Halladay won, but rather the vote wasn’t as close as the race truly was. Looking at the stats Halladay only looks like a front runner rather than a clear winner. You’d think at least one person would have favored Wainwright or Jimenez.

    • moonraker45 5 years ago

      it was the perfect game and the no hitter.

      • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

        Accomplishments during the playoffs should have no effect on the Cy Young voting.

  25. BlueJays45 5 years ago

    Finally the best pitcher in baseball is rewarded.

    • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

      What do you mean finally? He’s won the award before.

      • BlueJays45 5 years ago

        He should have won it every year in Toronto, he was underrated in Toronto. I know he’s won it before…

  26. CaseyBlakeDeWitt 5 years ago

    Roy deserved to win without a doubt. Obviously the pitching triple crown is much easier to get than the hitting one, but I don’t understand why Halladay got no attention when he was so close to winning it. ESPN was all over the Pujols Votto and Gonzalez for the Batting triple crown, and they never once mentioned how close Halladay was..

  27. TapDancingTeddy 5 years ago

    Congratulations to the Doctor. He’s a tough, hardnosed competitor, but the kind of guy who also seems to be a good sportsman. I have a lot of respect for him.

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