Unlike at least one person on ESPN's "expert" staff who thought Tim Hudson was better than Roy Halladay (or Wainwright or Jiminez), the baseball writers got it right when they honored Hudson with a fourth place finish in this year's National League Cy Young voting. Here are the results:
|Roy Halladay, Philadelphia Phillies||32||224|
|Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals||28||3||1||122|
|Ubaldo Jimenez, Colorado Rockies||4||19||8||1||90|
|Tim Hudson, Atlanta Braves||3||13||4||39|
|Josh Johnson, Florida Marlins||5||5||9||34|
|Roy Oswalt, Houston Astros/Philadelphia Phillies||1||3||5||14|
|Brian Wilson, San Francisco Giants||1||5||7|
|Heath Bell, San Diego Padres||1||1||4|
|Mat Latos, San Diego Padres||1||2||4|
|Brett Myers, Houston Astros||1||2|
|Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants||2||2|
|Bronson Arroyo, Cincinnati Reds||1||1|
|Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants||1||1|
A good showing by Hudson, who has already won just about every NL Comeback Player of the Year award they gave out this year. He was also honored this year at mid-season when he was selected to the All-Star team.
This is the first time that Hudson has received any Cy Young votes since coming to the Braves before the 2005 season. Hudson previously received Cy Young votes in the American League with the Oakland Athletics in 2000 (finished second), 2001 (finished sixth), and 2003 (finished fourth).
Glad to see that Roy Halladay was the undisputed Cy Young winner. He certainly deserved it this year. The Braves were nice enough to contribute three wins to his league-leading 21.