Cliff Lee In Cy Young Contention

Cliff Lee In Cy Young Contention

Cliff Lee's ability to string together amazing game after amazing game has made him an absolute joy to watch pitch for the Phillies this season. After last night's complete game shutout (his sixth of the season, a feat not accomplished since Randy Johnson in 1998), Cliff is firmly in the Cy Young conversation.

ESPN has something they call a Cy Young Predictor, and after last night's game, Cliff is in the lead in the National League. It's based on all of your typical pitching stats with a "victory bonus" factored in.

See the full formula here at the bottom.

Charlie Manuel was asked about both Cliff Lee and Roy Halladay being in Cy Young contention following last night's game.

"That's not for me to answer questions like that," the Phillies manager
said when asked who deserved the Cy Young Award among his pitchers.
"Every one of them."
I'd give the slight edge to Cliff as of today, but there's still a month of baseball left.

Obviously an individual award is not the most important thing for the team this season, but if you had to pick a Cy Young, who would you go with?

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Mike Trout joins push in trying to lure LeBron James to Sixers

Mike Trout joins push in trying to lure LeBron James to Sixers

LeBron James to the Sixers. It would take a miracle, right?

Sure, but one MVP is in on the push for the four-time MVP landing in Philly.

Enter Mike Trout.

The Angels' star outfielder, a two-time AL MVP and native of Millville, New Jersey, took to Twitter on Thursday to make a quick pitch for the King. Trout, a well-known fan of Philadelphia sports teams, responded to a 94WIP tweet about reporter Howard Eskin shooting down the LeBron James chatter.

First, it was Ben Simmons tweeting James. That's really how all the buzz started and now the idea is taking on a mind of its own. Clearly, it's being talked about. And what Sixers fan wouldn't want a player like James putting "The Process" into hyperdrive?

And hey, once James comes to Philly, he can then return the favor: bringing Trout to the Phillies.

We can dream, right?