Found November 13, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
PLAYERS: Max Scherzer
TEAMS: Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer was named the AL CY Young winner today. He won in a landslide, collecting 28 of the 30 first place votes. Scherzer went 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA, both career bests. Sure, we can have the debate about how much won-loss record measures a pitcher’s ability. It doesn’t mean anything. You could argue with me, but you’d be wrong. Nevertheless, Scherzer, who is himself a stats geek, had a phenomenal year by any measure. Only Yu Darvish had a higher strikeout rate than Scherzer’s 28.7%. Also, Scherzer walked only 6.7% of hitters. Put those numbers together, and no AL starting pitcher had a better difference between walk and strikeout rate than Scherzer. Only Felix Hernandez and teammate Anibal Sanchez possessed a lower FIP than Scherzer’s 2.90. Add in the fact that Scherzer threw 214.1 innings to Sanchez’ 182 and Hernandez’ 204, and you get the AL leader in pitching WAR at 6.4. Yes, there were other deserving candidates. Sanchez was better on a per-inning basis,

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ST. LOUIS -- When Max Scherzer is announced as the AL Cy Young Award winner around 5:15 p.m. Wednesday -- yes, you can count on it -- Detroit and the Tigers won't be the only ones to rejoice. Congratulations for the 29-year-old hard-throwing right-hander will also come streaming in from Chesterfield and Columbia and points in between. Scherzer relocated to Phoenix a few years...

Max Scherzer wins 2013 AL Cy Young Award

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It looks like the Detroit Tigers are going to borrow a page from the New York Mets game plan and attempt to trade their Cy Young winning pitcher, Max Scherzer. Yes, I am fully aware that Scherzer has yet to actually win the Cy Young, but let's not try to kid ourselves here. He went 21-3, posted a 2.90 ERA, a 2.74 FIP and struck out a rather absurd 10.08 hitters per nine innings...

Scherzer Wins AL Cy Young Award

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Kershaw, Scherzer win Cy Youngs

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Max Scherzer wins AL Cy Young; Clayton Kershaw takes home NL honor

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Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer Grab Cy Young Awards

The Detroit Tigers’ Max Scherzer won his first American League Cy Young Award, while the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw easily grabbed his second NL Cy Young in three years as the Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced winners this evening. Scherzer, the AL starter in the All-Star Game, went 21-3, leading the majors in wins and his league in WHIP while striking...

Cy Young winners are ready to rumble

If you don't think championship belts are better than medals or trophies, you can just leave the room right now, because this is not for you. I'll wait ... Okay, for the rest of us still in here, check this out: Major League Baseball on Thursday posted photos of what most assumed to be mock-ups of championship belts for Cy Young winners Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw...

WWE Will Send Championship Belts to Cy Young Award Winners Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer (Photo)

The Cy Young Award winners were announced on Wednesday, with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and Tigers veteran Max Scherzer taking the honors in the NL and AL, respectively. In addition to the fame and trophy that comes with winning this prestigious award, these two pitchers will also receive a special WWE championship belt. After Kershaw and Scherzer were notified of their accomplishment...

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Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera won his second straight American League Most Valuable Player award Thursday, beating out Angels outfielder Mike Trout. Cabrera became the first AL player since Frank Thomas in 1993 and ’94 to win back-to-back MVPs. “This is unbelievable, man,” Cabrera said during the MLB Network announcement show. “I’m so excited right now. All day...

Tigers’ Max Scherzer named 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner

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AL Cy Young Winner vs. NL Cy Young Winner

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Vince McMahon sending Max Scherzer, Clayton Kershaw Cy Young championship belts

Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer and Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw took home the Cy Young Awards for their respective leagues on Thursday. Thanks to Vince McMahon, the best is yet to come. After Scherzer and Kershaw were officially announced as winners, Major League Baseball’s official Twitter account sent out mock-ups of WWE-style championship […]
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