Beckett was robbed

C.C. Sabathia is the AL Cy Young winner.

Red Sox ace Josh Beckett finished second.

Sabathia (19-7 with a 3.21 ERA) was listed first on 19 of 28 ballots cast by two writers in each league city and second on eight to total 119 points, based on the 5-3-1 tabulation system. Beckett (20-7, 3.27 ERA) was listed first on eight ballots, second on 14 and third on four to finish with the runner-up total of 86 points.

Beckett had the AL’s highest victory total and ranked sixth in ERA and seventh in strikeouts (194) for the AL East champion Red Sox, who went on to win the World Series. Voting is conducted based solely on regular-season play.

The utter imbalance in first-place votes makes no sense. Sox Nation knows who the better pitcher is.

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