In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like Felix Hernandez, who probably locked up his Cy Young last night along about the time the Rays hung their seventh run on CC Sabathia.
Ken Tremendous covered this ground the other day, but it's worth pointing out again that even at 12-12 Felix Hernandez is the American League's best pitcher by a substantial margin and by any metric except the most superficial one (wins) and that he was the American League's best pitcher even before the Rays teed off on Sabathia yesterday. Sabathia had a bad game in a big spot, and if some of the arguments for writing him off today are as specious as the ones that made him the supposed favorite until yesterday, at least it most likely means that the right guy will get the hardware. "The stats geeks will win," Rob Parker concedes idiotically, writing later: