I'd say it's a toss-up between Beckett, Sabathia and Lackey ... with the difference-making being the 20-win plateau. I voted Beckett Fausto Carmona, with the 2nd-lowest ERA and 2nd-most wins could get some votes too.
I think Lackey deserves it. He's got the lowest ERA and shutouts in the AL and is the ace and anchor of a reliable Angels rotation. This has been a breakout year for him. Let's not forget Santana isn't the same pitcher this year as he has been in years past.
Post by samuellsamson on Oct 1, 2007 14:59:29 GMT -5
I'd have no objection at all to Beckett winning, but I went with Sabathia. Apart from wins, which Beckett came out top in, C.C. shades the other significant categories, with a lower ERA, more strikeouts and fewer walks (and therefore a better K/BB ratio).
Carmona had an amazing season, but his relatively low strikeout numbers mean he's third for me.