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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Harang fourth in the Cy voting

Jake Peavy was the unanimous pick for the NL CY Young. The bigger news is that the national media knows who Aaron Harang is. He finished fourth with 10 votes. He got zero votes a year ago. Rob Butcher, the Reds PR guy, has to be happy. He worked hard to get the word out on Harang.

Brandon Webb got 31 of 32 second-place votes.


6 Comments:

at 4:41 PM Blogger doerr906 said...

Good for Aaron--hope 2008 is the year he wins the thing outright.

Along the line of pitching and what the Reds have to trade, San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the Giants are looking for a third baseman and are not ruling out trading Tim Lincecum for hitting.

Which makes me dream--Encarnacion, Freel and, say, Javy Valentin (tradeable if Hatteberg is the left-handed bat off the bench) for Lincecum. Put Keppinger at 3B Opening Day.

Even with Krivsky CIA secret act, hot stove is fun.

 
at 4:48 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is about where I expected Harang to fit in. Penny shouldn't have been third over Harang but the big market of LA will explain that.

What I don't understand is how Zambrano was 5th. He was so up and down last year and his numbers basically look like that of a slightly better than .500 pitcher on a team that won a division.

--Redbeard

 
at 5:30 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Reds' bullpen is the primary reason why Harang has of yet to win the Cy Young award. Until the bullpen is seriously upgraded he will not win it.

 
at 7:41 PM Anonymous MONEY MIKE said...

Congrats to Harang. He is finally starting to get some of the credit he deserves.

Congrats to Peavy, Webb, and Penny as well they did have better seasons then Aaron the Harangatang Harang. Maybe next year 39 will take the CY for himself.

Also he beat out the Big Z and that is always a good thing.

 
at 11:36 PM Blogger cincikid said...

doerr906,
I like your idea, on Reds behalf, but the only way the Giants would make a trade, involving Lincecum, for a 3B is to the Marlins for Cabrea. They are probably throwing out alot of different packages trying to keep up with the Dodgers (Billingsly, Kemp, Loney) and Angels (Hendricks, Wood, and whoever else) in the Miquel Sweepstakes. Lowell is also on the market looking for a 4 yr deal. They do love those Vets over in San Fran. They might consider Matt Cain for EE. But then I would rather see Cueto in the Rotation rather than Cain. And I don't believe the Reds will consider a EE trade unless they're blown away. That won't happen because the demand for EE just doesn't seem to be there. I think they'll wait and see if playing for Dusty, practicing with Spier, and another year with Jacoby could cause EE to reach the great potential that he has shown that he has. I know that if he doesn't come out of Spring Training swinging that bat and using his head a third Kipp and Cantu are chomping at the bit.

 
at 7:57 AM Blogger Al in Ohio said...

doerr906 and cincikid, I posted this on Trent's blog, but I saw the discussion was going on here as well, so:

Wow, the Giants MUST be desperate for a 3B to consider trading a 23-year old lefthanded starter, with a winning record (on a bad team), who was briefly mentioned as a ROY candidate earlier in the season. I'd have to believe they'd want a much more well-established 3B than EE to give up Lincecum, but I guess we can dream.

As for Matt Cain, I think that one's less likely. The guy is really affordable for them after the contract he signed before last season.

 
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