San Francisco Giants: End-of-Season Award Chances

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Cy Young

Aug 5, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) throws a pitch against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

A San Francisco Giant will not win the 2015 National League Cy Young Award. It’s as simple as that.

Madison Bumgarner has put together another great season, but after what he did throughout the entire 2014 postseason, his 3.28 ERA (which is still fantastic) seems lackluster. It is unfair that his past performances are being taken into account to determine his worthiness of the Cy Young Award this season, but the fact of the matter is that there is little he could have done this season that would have impressed voters given the show he put on last season.

In addition, there are many other worthy candidates. Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw, Jacob deGrom, Gerrit Cole, and Max Scherzer (in no particular order) are having incredible seasons and deserve all the praise they are getting. One of those five pitchers will win the Cy Young Award this season but it is too early to tell which one.

Besides Bumgarner, the only Giant that can be thrown around in the discussion without being laughed at is Chris Heston, but that too is highly unlikely.

Heston’s chances to win a different award are much better, though.

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