Price is #1 now i think
with verlander slightly ahead of felix
actually nvm Felix is in second now cause verlander is getting lit up by the angels atm
With the callup of additional arms, I was surprised to read that the Ms have no plans to change the usage of Felix, or Vargas, over the rest of the year.
I don't see the point of squeezing four more starts out of each of them, or of leaving Felix out there for 100+ pitches nearly constantly, when the season is done. Its not for the fans, Felix at home on Friday drew only 17K fans.
I don't believe Felix is really in it for the CY this year, his "away" stats just aren't mind blowing, and that was something the voters in 2010 were really impressed with (cuz everybody knows what a pitcher's yard safeco is). His closest competition in 2010, was probably Price, Price being very much the leader in 2012. Felix' overall ERA in 2010 was much better that Price'. That is not the case in 2012.
I don't think Felix should be penalized for fewer wins, given his at times anemic run support, and the fact he plays on a basement club. He's just not gonna have as many wins as the other guys, and its not really about him as a pitcher.
It seems like 90% of the top guys in the AL have missed at least 3-5 starts.
I was pondering this as Toronto lit him up last night. His "away" pitching has not been elite in 2012, and the last three starts have been his worst string of the year (so much for May being "the month" he loses it).
Verlander pitches in a much less pitcher friendly home yard. Price is now apparently going to get some additional starts in. Both are on contenders, which does help their candidacy. Felix' 2012 now ranks behind both these guys.