Originally Posted by Swingman
How is GIO GONZALEZ not being mentioned here? Guy is hands down best pitcher in the league right now on a 1st place team. Dickey and Cueto have never done anything in their careers, this is Gio's 3rd consecutive 15+ win season... He should be at the top of the list.
I agree that Gio tends to be overlooked, but saying he's "hands down" the best pitcher in the league right now is a bit of a stretch. Cueto, Dickey and Kershaw are at the front if the pack with Miley, Cain, Hamels and Strasburg not far behind. Heck, I don't know if I'd even put Gio second-best on his OWN team with the way Zimmerman has pitched this year. Not a knock on Gio, the Nats rotation is just that filthy.
Also, people need to get over the idea that a player's overall body of work from their entire careers should be taken into consideration for this year's awards. What does Gio Gonzalez's 2008 stats have to do with the price of chicken on Halloween night? It's 2012 people! This is the only year that counts.