Originally Posted by creekin111
It means more? So an individual award should depend upon a teams success? An individual award is not a team award. The final #s are the final #s. If Gio didn't pitch as well as Dickey then that shows he was folding under pressure in a bigger stage then when it counted. Its not Dickey's fault the Mets were terrible in the 2nd half. There's no way you can prove that Dickey would pitch any worse if he was pitching on the Nats. I could say he would have pitched better and there is no way you can prove otherwise. Ever heard of thriving under pressure? Yes that happens too. These awards should be separated from the teams success as much as possible. Again this is not the Cy Young award for playoff contenders only. No way Gio should be voted over Dickey or Kershaw or Cueto.
With Kershaw's last start he might win it
I dont agree with your other statement, but such is life.