Lincecum beats stiff competition for NL Cy Young
So, in the end, the race hailed as perhaps the closest of all 2008 awards was a runaway after all: Tim Lincecum is the National League's Cy Young award winner.
He took home 23 of the 32 first-place votes and 137 points in the balloting, compared to Brandon Webb's four first-place tallies and 73 points. Of course, our own Player Rater could have told you that; among pitchers who spent the entire 2008 season in the National League, Lincecum ranked first, by a noticeable amount over ...
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