Relievers are usually locked out of the major MLB awards, but Jayson Stark is making the case for Reds fireballer Aroldis Chapman. Would he get your vote?
rogower: "Mr. Stark somehow fails to mention the real reason why voters no longer seriously consider relief pitchers for the Cy Young Award: value. There is simply no way that a good relief pitcher is going to be able to provide as much value as a good starting pitcher, as the starting pitcher typically provides a team with 2.5 times the innings."
BassMnky413: "Chapman is obviously the dominant closer thus far this season. However, its been nearly 30 years since a closer has won the Cy with less than 40 saves. The fact is the challenge that starters face is far greater than closers. I believe this is why Cueto's WAR is 2 higher then Chapman's."
LancerCats: "a reliever will never win the cy young, seriously. I'm a Reds fan and I'm biased, however, if I'm in the opposing dugout and the game is on the line, the last guy i want staring at me 60 feet and 6 inches away is the Chapman."
rutgers8892: "It's a lot easier to hum it at 100 mph for one inning and accumulate Ks and saves. As hitters get more at bats against him, those numbers would get worse. Hard to give a reliever the Cy Young is all I'm saying."
Kyle51020384: "Dickey has put up good numbers but Cueto and Chapman are playing on a playoff-bound team. Although it's wrong, the Cy Young only goes to pitchers on winning teams."