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If it's awards season, it must be time for a narrative. As a writer, I'm all for narratives, a sucker for a good story. But when I vote for an award as a member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, I'm voting for the most deserving player, not the best story. Yet, here we go again. I can see it coming. Some of my colleagues, including my friend, the great Jayson Stark of ESPN.com, already are starting to write and talk about the possibility. Aroldis Chapman for National League Cy Young. I don't buy it. I'm not sure I will buy it even if Chapman averages 18 strikeouts per nine innings and holds NL opponents to a .100 batting average -- achievements that, at the moment, are just slightly beyond his reach. Don't get me wrong -- Chapman is great. His numbers are mind-boggling, historic. Calling him the best pitcher in the NL this season is not outrageous -- provided, of course, you're willing to apply that description to a reliever. I a...
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