Yankees Chapter of the BBA Announces AL Pitcher of the Year Award

Today’s Baseball Bloggers Alliance ballot is for our version of the Pitcher of the Year Award, the Walter Johnson Award.

The Award is named after Johnson who was one of the most dominating pitchers in baseball history while playing for the Washington Senators and later managing both the Senators and Cleveland Indians from 1907 until 1927. Ranking up 417 career wins with a 2.17 ERA, The Big Train is a fitting player for our award to be named after.

The BBA is comprised of nearly 300 baseball blogs and will shortly announce the winners, but first the votes must be cast. As chapter president of the Yankees chapter, I have collected and will announce the votes of the Yankees blogs that are members of the BBA. There are 13 eligible Yankee blogs that vote and our final decision counts as two votes in the overall BBA voting for each award.

Here are the eligible Yankees blogs that voted:

Here is how they voted:

Also receiving votes were Jon Lester of the Red Sox, Francisco Liriano of the Twins, Jared Weaver of the Angels, Trevor Cahill of the Athletics, Justin Verlander of the Tigers, and C.J. Wilson of the Rangers.

Ultimately we are a pack of homers, but it was an extremely close vote with CC just barely edging out Hernandez. Fourth, fifth, and sixth place were also extremely close with Lee, Buchholz, and Lester all within two points of each other.

We still have one more award to vote on, the Stan Musial Award which is our version of the Batter of the Year award. Stay tuned for that.

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5 Responses to Yankees Chapter of the BBA Announces AL Pitcher of the Year Award

  1. For the record, my personal ballot was: Hernandez, Sabathia, Price, Weaver, and Lester.

  2. Kate says:

    I voted on this ballot……why no love??

  3. You are right. That was an accident. I've added you.

  4. Jeremy M. says:

    You Yankee fans are ridiculous. Compared to King Felix, CC is a joke. Let me remind you all that in 2010 Felix was one inning shy of throwing 3 complete games against you jokers with a .35 ERA and 31 strikeouts.

    Rob, thanks for trying but just seems like the rest of Yankee nation is too much in love with their own players.

  5. I can't really argue with you Jeremy. It seems like there was quite a bit of homerism going on with this vote. I've written multiple articles on the subject.