Tim Lincecum, 2008 National League Cy Young

If you haven’t heard by now, you have been probably living in a cave for the past 3 hours, or you’re just not an avid of a Giant’s fan as I am. Either way, Lincecum has won the 2008 NL Cy Young Award by a landslide. He received 23 of 32 first place votes for 137 points with Brandon Webb a far second, followed by Johan Santana. It’s great when your favorite player wins such a huge award. Now all his cards will probably skyrocket on eBay so I will probably be avoiding that for a while (unless it’s Sunday). He now joins Mike McCormick as the only San Francisco Giant to win the award. I’m so elated, there is nothing else to write. I will leave you all with links to all the articles detailing his historic win.

Giants’ Lincecum wins Cy Young Award – Henry Schulman from the SF Chronicle

One voter left out Lincecum – John Shea from the SF Chronicle

NL Cy Young Award goes to Lincecum – Chris Haft from sfgiants.com and MLB.com

Lincecum beats out Webb, is Giants’ second Cy Young winner – Associated Press on ESPN.com

Breaking news:
First e-mailed to me by Mario from Wax Heaven, Tim is now also the poster boy for MLB 2K9 the video game. You can find the article here.

NL Cy Young Award Contest (Update):
Nobody hit the nail on the head in terms of points, but the closest person was TheJaw with a guess of 128 points. Jim Hansen had a guess of 140 points and 22 1st place votes (off by only 3 and 1 respectively), but unfortunately, due to the upheaval of “rules are rules,” he sent his answer in a couple days past the deadline.  TheJaw send me an e-mail to claim your prize with your address and I’ll get that out ASAP. Congratulations!

Finally, I leave you all with this from the MLB.com website. Congratulations Tim!
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4 Responses to “Tim Lincecum, 2008 National League Cy Young”

  1. That’s awesome. Congrats!

  2. Wow, I really underestimated the writers. They must have some new blood in the voting pool. I’m impressed. Nice work — not that you had anything to do with it 🙂 — Timmy deserved it. I hope you enjoy it, because Billingsley’s winning it next year.

  3. Haha, I did have something to do with it! Or at least I’d like to think so.

  4. The award definitely went to the most deserving pitcher this year. I’m also glad to see the writers get smart and Sabathia didn’t even come close.

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