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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53 Comments on "Roy Halladay Wins NL Cy Young Award"


TheodoreRoosevelt
4 years 8 months ago

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

MetsEventually
4 years 8 months ago

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

sojuboi
4 years 8 months ago

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

BWOzar
4 years 8 months 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
4 years 8 months 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
4 years 8 months 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
4 years 8 months ago

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

MetsEventually
4 years 8 months 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
4 years 8 months 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.

4 years 8 months ago

Perfect again.

Infield Fly
4 years 8 months ago

Not just perfect — Philthy!

foxtown
4 years 8 months ago

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

Slopeboy
4 years 8 months 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.

j96
4 years 8 months ago

roooooooy woooo

Halladay for drabek and and marcum

HummBaby
4 years 8 months ago

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

HerbertAnchovy
4 years 8 months ago

Agreed. It’s bittersweet as a Jays fan.

HerbertAnchovy
4 years 8 months ago

Agreed. It’s bittersweet as a Jays fan.

JerseyHitman
4 years 8 months ago

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

TwinsVet
4 years 8 months ago

“seven years after taking home the AL trophy”…

Or Tim fixed the typo already…

twins33
4 years 8 months ago

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

BWOzar
4 years 8 months 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
4 years 8 months ago

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

Tko11
4 years 8 months ago

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

moonraker45
4 years 8 months 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
4 years 8 months 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

4 years 8 months ago

Congrats to Roy…well deserved

Infield Fly
4 years 8 months ago

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

iains
4 years 8 months ago

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

O971
4 years 8 months ago

Talk about cleaning up.

jwsox
4 years 8 months 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

4 years 8 months ago

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.

4 years 8 months ago

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.

MrGJG
4 years 8 months 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
4 years 8 months 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
4 years 8 months 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
4 years 8 months ago

200+ strikeouts with less walks than starts.

phillies3426
4 years 8 months ago

and halladay isnt even considered a strikeout pitcher….

phillies3426
4 years 8 months 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

Mr_Anderson1017
4 years 8 months ago

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

Mr_Anderson1017
4 years 8 months ago

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

0bsessions
4 years 8 months ago

Jeter was robbed.