Originally Posted by Swingman
Question I ask myself when I determine these things are: If I had one do or die game to win would I be comfortable with this guy on the mound for me?
This is an interesting baseball question, but I don't really think it's a great reflection on someone's "Cy Young resume", so to speak. Zack Greinke is a great pitcher (maybe not this year) and I'd love to have him in my rotation, but there's no way in hell he's my go-to guy in a do-or-die playoff situation. Chris Sale has had a Cy Young-caliber season, but I'm perhaps a little hesitant to have him start in a one-game playoff when I have a guy like Jake Peavy at the ready, who hasn't quite had the season that Sale's had but has far more experience.
It's a good discussion point and I agree that this is likely the perspective that the pro baseball folks have, but the players and managers don't vote for the Cy Young.