Thursday, November 18, 2010
It's good to be the King. 2010 AL Cy Young Award Announced.
In addition to his ERA, Hernandez led the league in Innings pitched (249 2/3), in innings to hits ratio and was second in strikeouts to Jared Weaver of the Angels by one. He could have been the league leader in strikeouts if Seattle had played him on what would have been his final start of the season, instead of sitting him out.
Hernandez will receive a $1 million raise next year for winning the Cy Young Award, bringing his total salary to $11 million a year. To quote Mel Brooks, "It's good to be the King."