Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 8/13/13
With the middle of August upon us and the Seattle Mariners out of the playoff picture, it’s time to get geared up for the only important baseball event left: the race for the American League Cy Young Award. It’s important to us M’s fans because it’s the only race left where we have a rooting interest. Felix Hernandez is quietly putting together his best season as a Mariner. Even better than during his first Cy Young campaign, a season that saw him win only one more game than he lost. But Felix has long been a sabermetrician’s wet dream, dominating most advanced stats categories. Hernandez’s 2010 Cy Young campaign is often looked at as the turning point from traditional pitching stats like win/loss record and ERA to the more advanced saber metrics such as WAR, WHIP and BABIP. If you need further explanation on the previous sentence or any of the advanced stats, Google them. It’s 2013 and traditional stats for pitchers are headed the same way as the cassette tape, Razor scooters and b...
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