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2017 Home Run Daily Awards: Cy Young

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The story of the 2017 MLB season may have been the home run parades of Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge, and that may have caused you to forget that it was also an incredible year for pitching. Established stalwarts continued their dominance, but many new and/or forgotten faces made their mark as well.  Based on the number of brilliant performances we saw from so many different hurlers this year, this was probably the toughest award for us to vote on. With that being said, here are your 2017 HR Daily Cy Young Award winners.

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Top Candidates: Corey Kluber- Cleveland, Chris Sale- Boston, Luis Severino- New York, Ervin Santana- Minnesota

Votes: Mike (@MikeAddvensky): Corey Kluber, Seth (@somebostonfan): Corey Kluber, Anthony (@AnthonyDiMoro): Dallas Keuchel, Me (@Flat_Manigen74): Chris Sale.

With two votes out of four, your winner is Corey Kluber.

The AL race for the Cy Young is especially intriguing because it pretty much was a two-horse race between Kluber and the Red Sox’ Chris Sale, both of whom had sensational years. Kluber lead the Junior Circuit in pretty much everything with 18 wins, a 2.25 ERA, a .87 WHIP and .193 BAA. Sale’s final line was only slightly less impressive, finishing second in all those categories while taking the strikeout and innings crown for himself.

Kluber’s stats are incredible and will likely earn him the honor over Sale. A potential argument against Kluber is that he missed time due to injury and benefited from far more run support than Sale, but this will not likely sway anyone. Kluber will more than likely take home the second Cy Young of his career.

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Top Candidates: Clayton Kershaw- Los Angeles, Max Scherzer- Washington, Zack Greinke- Arizona, Stephen Strasburg- Washington.

Votes: Mike: Max Scherzer, Seth: Max Scherzer, Anthony: Clayton Kershaw, Me: Max Scherzer

Your winner, taking three of the four votes, Max Scherzer.

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If this comes true, Scherzer becomes the first pitcher since Kershaw to take back-to-back Cy Youngs. It will also be the third of his career. Though the Cy Young hangover has become a recurring theme in the AL over the past couple seasons, this did not affect Scherzer at all.  The Nationals’ ace posted another magnificent season with 16 wins, a 2.51 ERA, 268 Ks, a .90 WHIP and .178 BAA, leading the club to another NL East title.

Kershaw had a sensational season as well, but missed significant time with injury for the second straight year. Scherzer took advantage of his absence by wrecking havoc on the NL stat sheet. Washington may never show up in the postseason, but they’ll keep getting there as long as their ace keeps doing his thing.

Be sure to check back in soon for MVP! Also, what is sure to be a thrilling World Series begins tonight. Dodger Stadium is set to rock as Houston and LA both send their aces to the dance. Dallas Keuchel vs. Clayton Kershaw, 8:09 PM ET on Fox. Don’t miss it!

 

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Blue Jays Calling Up Cavan Biggio

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Cavan Biggio

The Toronto Blue Jays are calling up second base prospect Cavan Biggio to the majors for the very first time on Friday, according to ESPN.

Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, has performed well for Triple A Buffalo this season, posting a .306/.440/.507 slash line.

Toronto selected Biggio, 24, in the fifth round of the 2016 draft.

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Royals Assign Drew Storen To Double-A

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Drew Storen

The Kansas City Royals have assigned former big-league reliever Drew Storen to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, according to Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s Paul Boyd.

Storen, who inked a minor league deal with the Royals back in February of this year, is attempting a comeback, as he hasn’t pitched in the majors since playing for the Cincinnati Reds back in 2017.

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Neil Ramirez Accepts Outright Assignment With Indians

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Neil Ramirez

Cleveland Indians reliever Neil Ramirez will remain within the organization after clearing outright waivers and accepting an assignment to Triple-A, according to an official team announcement.

Ramirez landed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Indians this offseason, avoiding arbitration.

Ramirez, 29, has struggled during the 2019 season and maybe a stint in Triple A will help him work things out.

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