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Pitchers an unpredictable lot

Judging how pitchers will perform is a difficult task. For evidence, look no further than Josh Beckett.

Originally Published: June 1, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

Before the season, various ESPN broadcasters, writers, and editors were asked to make their predictions for the 2004 season, and one of the boxes was National League Cy Young Award winner. In that category (among others), we didn't fare too well. Here are the five pitchers listed, along with the number of votes they got and who voted for them:

Kerry Wood 10 (Rob Neyer, plus nine others) Roy Oswalt 3 (Tim Kurkjian, Bob Klapisch, Phil Rogers) Josh Beckett 2 (Buster Olney, Matt Szefc) Andy ...

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