The Cy Young Award winners from both leagues will be announced Wednesday night, and former Oriole Jake Arrieta might be the favorite to win in the National League.
The Chicago Cubs right-hander had eye-popping numbers this past season, going 22-6 with a 1.77 ERA in 229 innings over 33 starts.
But what might give him the edge over Los Angeles Dodgers’ right-hander Zack Greinke (19-3, 1.66 ERA in 222 2/3 innings over 32 starts) is the way Arrieta ended the season.
He won 16 of his final 17 decisions. But, more impressive, he had the lowest post-All Star Break ERA in baseball history at 0.75. He allowed nine earned runs in 107 1/3 innings during that 15-start span. Just...