Congratulations to C.C. Sabathia as he is awarded the Cy Young Award this afternoon. Often quoted for having his focus on the team and not personal gains, C.C. finally gets the personal recognition he deserves. C.C. is only the second player in Cleveland Indians history to win the award, the other being Gaylord Perry in 1972. That in itself seems odd as Cy Young pitched for Cleveland from 1890 -1898 and again from 1909-1911.
Sabathia put up a 19-7 record with a 3.21 ERA in 34 starts. The win total, ERA mark and number of starts were all career bests for Sabathia, as were his strikeout total of 209 and his innings total of 241, which led the Majors.
A fitting finish to this story would be a signed contract with the Indians.
Here is hoping the two camps get together and get this done ASAP.