“Deserves Got Nothing to Do With It”

Ryan made a fantastic John Smoltz vs. Mike Mussina post yesterday comparing Mike Mussina’s career with John Smoltz’s. And as you’ll see from the post, Mussina comes out ahead. This isn’t the first time—and it may not be the last, that we’ve compared  Mussina’s career to that of a (relative) contemporary whose Hall of Fame support…

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Mike Mussina vs. Tom Glavine: Who had the better career?

Tom Glavine will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer. He’ll walk into the hall having received more than 90% of the vote during his first year of eligibility. There’s really no doubt that Glavine’s career qualifies him as an all-time great. But if Glavine is a first ballot hall of famer, than…

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6th place is better than nothing, but…

Well, the Cy Young voting came out today. Mike Mussina picked up two votes to finish 6th, although 24 of the 28 first place votes went to Cliff Lee, and Roy Halladay took the others Were there any suprises? I was suprised Dice-K picked up the 10 votes that he did. Both Ryan and I…

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2008 AL Cy Young Previews

Posted by Rorschach The winner of the 2008 Cy Young Award will be announced tomorrow.  Mike Mussina is in the running for a Top-5 finish.  If he gets any votes at all, it’ll be the first time he’s finished in the running since 2001 (his first season in New York).  If he can finish better…

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Where do we go from here?

Today is September 29th. The Yankees’ season is over. And, if these whispered comments mean anything, Mike Mussina’s career may be as well. The Moose is contemplating retirement, and frankly, I don’t blame him. I believe that there’s nothing more Mike can realistically accomplish without, as he put it, becoming “nomadic” and hanging on for…

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Game Recap 9/18 – And I’m back in the game!

Posted by The Moose Sometimes, there are moments where your back is against the wall. And you can either stand there and take it, or fight back. Tonight, Mike Mussina fought back. Despite recent struggles for a team that has fallen hopelessly out of the playoff race, and facing a team fighting for their postseason…

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Well, That’s That

Posted by: Rorschach on 9/2 ESPN Game Recap – Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Cliff Lee wrapped up the 2008 American League Cy Young tonight by shutting out Chicago 5-0.  It was Lee’s 20th win of the season and lowered his league-low ERA to 2.32.  His record is an amazing 20-2.  Yes, KRod is…

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2008 Cy Young Candidates, Part II

Read Part 1 of this disussion. Earlier we looked at two contenders for the American League Cy Young Award. Today, I will handle the remaining candidates, as well as looking at where our favorite pitcher, Mike Mussina, falls. Roy Halladay The longtime Blue Jays ace is an astounding workhorse. He’s thrown an austounding seven complete…

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2008 Cy Young Contenders and Where Mussina Fits Part I

Can Mike Mussina win the 2008 AL Cy Young? Who will win the Cy Young if he doesn’t? What are each player’s pros and cons? Let’s examine. There are seven weeks left in the baseball season. There are at least seven serious contenders for the AL Cy Young Award. Listed below is each of the…

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