Royals’ Greinke wins 2009 AL Cy Young Award

According to, Kansas City Royals’ ace Zach Greinke was named the American League’s Cy Young Award winner on Tuesday after receiving 25 of 28 first-place votes.

I know Mariners ace Felix Hernandez was just as a good, but Greinke deserved this achievement. He was the most dominant pitcher in the American League, posting a league-best 2.16 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. He also struck out 242 batters and finished the year with six complete games.

Greinke also figured out a way to post a 16-8 record on a bad team that didn’t give him much run support or defensive help. Of course, the same could be said for King Felix, who had even less of an offense backing him up, but don’t forget that Greinke also had six no-decisions in which he allowed two runs or less. Two runs or less! That means had Kansas City scored just three runs in those games, he would have easily cleared the 20-win mark.

I would love to see what the 26-year old could do on a competitor, but Royal fans have suffered enough throughout the years and deserve to watch Greinke pitch every five days.

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