Since '56, every NL pitcher who led in strikeouts and wins won the Cy Young award. Until last year, the Siberian Flamethrower missed by one vote. One vote shy of even getting a vote.
Daily Archives: March 7, 2007
Michael Radano of the Courier Post Online must have used Monday's meeting between the Reds and Phillies as an opportunity to chat up Rheal Cormier about his Philadelphia memories:
In his 5 1/2 seasons with the Phillies, Rheal Cormier has come to understand the city and its people. Admittedly, some players don't miss their time along the Delaware River, but Cormier isn't one of them.”When you play 5 1/2 years, you get accustomed to the fans, and when you perform, they'll cheer, and when you don't, they'll boo. I had both,” Cormier said.
My favorite part of the story is when Radano points out that Cormier is only the second-oldest Red:
Cormier, who is a member of a veteran bullpen … is the second oldest Red after another former Phillie in Jeff Conine.
There isn't much smart alecky to say about the story; Cormier comes off sounding very mature and reasonable. I wonder how Bronson Arroyo would respond if his team had told him point blank that they had “no intention of bringing [him] back.”
Courtesy of The Consigliere:
Melky Cabrera CF
Derek Jeter SS
Jason Giambi DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Hideki Matsui LF
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Doug Mientkiewicz 1B
Kevin Thompson RF
Andy Pettitte P