Judging by the amount of blogs I write about Twins players, you would think I am a Twins fan. For future historians, I would like to note I am not lucky enough to be a Twins fan, my favorite team would be the horiboles, and I would kill to have the postseason appearances the Twins fans have been spoiled with this decade. Alas, we don't always get our cake and also peanuts, so I will have to settle for a loser. Rambling officialy over in 3....................2......................1........................
Now that I have your attention, allow me to enlighten you on something.
WINS DON'T MEAN A MOTHER ****** THING WHEN TALKING ABOUT A PITCHER'S ABILITY!!!!!!!!! IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE PEOPLE!!!! A PITCHER WITH A LARGE AMOUNT OF RUN SUPPORT IS MORE LIKELY TO HAVE A HIGH AMOUNT OF WINS THAN A PITCHER WITH A SMALLER AMOUNT OF RUN SUPPORT.
This season, no pitcher is getting a bigger bone in the butt for lack of run support than Johan Santana. Santana has a dismal record of 15-13, and he is bashed for having an off year, like he's doing something wrong. WAKE UP people!!!! This guy, the one who has a 15-13 record, ranks 33rd in the AL in run support among starting pitchers. This years two biggest Cy Young candidates, Josh Beckett and C.C. Sabathia, rank 7th and 19th on the list, respectively. Both of these pitchers have more wins and less losses than Santana, are you seeing a trend here?
If that's not enough for you to believe Santana is getting screwed out of Cy Young talks, take a look at where his stats stand amongst the rest of the league.
SO to BB ratio- 4th
It's quite obvious that Santana is still the most dominating pitcher in the game today, but his lack of run support translates into losses, and that is the reason he is being snubbed from Cy Young talks.