Friday, November 16, 2007

Peavy Wins NL Cy Young

Although the 2007 season didn't quite end the way Jake Peavy and the San Diego Padres had hoped - with a controversial 9-8 loss to the Colorado Rockies in their one game playoff on October 1, there is little doubt that Peavy was baseball's most consistent and dominant pitcher from April through September. He led the majors with a 2.54 ERA and 240 strikeouts, and won an NL-high 19 times, winning the pitching equivalent of the "triple crown." Yesterday, he was awarded for his efforts, becoming the 12th unianimous choice for the National League's Cy Young award. Congratulations to Jake on winning this award for the first time! At only 26 years of age, there's little doubt that there may be more of these Cy's in his future!


In other news, it looks like A-Rod is not coming to the Dodgers, the Angels or anyone not named the New York Yankees. :( The free agent thirdbaseman apparently is about to sign (get this) a 10 year, 275 million dollar contract to come back to the Yankees... I guess for those of us not in the Big Apple, this is definitely a "worse case scenario."

Speaking of worse case scenarios, Barry Bonds was indicted yesterday by a grand jury in the steroids scandal... The 10-page indictment is mostly made up of excerpts from Bonds' December 2003 testimony before a grand jury investigating the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO). 19 occasions are referenced in which Bonds allegedly lied under oath. Will Bonds ever play baseball again? There's a good chance that the 762nd home run he hit on September 5th at Coors Field against the Rockies may have been his last. If convicted, Bonds faces up to 30 years in prison. What will become of his records if he's found guilty? None of us know for sure, but with several others such as Jason Giambi and Troy Glaus already being acknowledged as taking and/or buying steroids illegally, there are a lot of numbers that could someday be erased from the books.


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