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Dodgers News: Julio Urias Disrespected in Cy Young Award Voting

The Julio Urias disrespect continues.

Urias has finished in third place in voting for the National League Cy Young Award. The left-hander finished behind Marlins ace, Sandy Alcantara, and Max Fried of the Atlanta Braves. It’s hard to make a case against Alcantara, as he was one of baseball’s best pitchers all season long. But Urias continues to fly under the radar, as one of the most disrespected and under-appreciated players in the league.

In 2022, Urias went 17-7 with a National League-best 2.16 ERA. He threw 175 innings across 31 starts and was the best and most consistent pitcher on the best team in baseball.

As for Alcantara, he went 14-9 with a 2.28 ERA. He also struck out 207 batters and pitched a league-high 228.2 innings.

Alcantara was deserving of the award, there’s no doubt about that. But Urias has arguably been the best pitcher in baseball over the last two seasons and has absolutely nothing to show for it.

Since the beginning of 2021, Urias is a dominant 37-10 with a 2.57 ERA and 361 strikeouts. However, he doesn’t have an All-Star Game appearance and finished in 7th and 2nd in Cy Young voting. The biggest accomplishment thus far in his career is getting the final out in the 2020 World Series, and there probably aren’t many things that would top it. But Urias played a huge role in that postseason run, and since, has been the most consistently dominant starter in baseball. He deserves some more league-wide recognition.

Maybe next year will be the year.

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  1. For whatever reason, Dodgers pitchers don’t get Cy Young votes these days. Kershaw had a year or two he should have won. Last year was an absolute joke and this years not much better with a pair of 14 game winners getting 1-2. Now the Cy is a combination of things, but Cy Young got the award named after him because of 511 wins, not because he had the most strikeouts or whatever. Perhaps Julio shouldn’t have won it, but neither should a 14 game winner.

    It really seems at this point, until someone has a Koufax like year, leading the majors, not the league, in wins, era, strikeouts, innings pitched, shutouts and complete games, a Dodger wont win Cy again. And yes, Koufax at his peak really was that good.

  2. Alcantara was not more deserving than Urias. While Gonsolin & Anderson pitched well above expectations, Julio carried the load w/Kershaw & Buhler out. His stats were as good if not better than Alcantara. He was the only 20 game winner last year & was passed over, by the way what do writers really know about talent & what the individual player means to his team? Julio got the shaft, again!

  3. Really surprised
    Not sure he should have beaten Alcantara; but he should have been above Fried

  4. Going by 2021 standards he should have won cause 21 Burnes won cause of lower era Wheeler had more innings pitch 46 more than Burnes yet Burnes won cause of 2.43 era to Wheeler’s 2.72 Burnes 166 innings pitched Wheeler 212 innings pitched. Same scenario as Sandy and Julio Mlb writers are racist against Mexicans

  5. This happens when they only see their own interest when casting their votes. How much more a pitcher has to do get rewarded. Definitely Julio deserves it but the reason may be they just don’t like him.

  6. We are living in a woke culture where accomplishments and results don’t matter any more. It’s about insane sport writers picking and selecting who they like. It’s no longer about the game, ity about how pretty or cute you look and how well you fit on their agenda. Look what happened to Coach Roberts with him the Dodgers took 111 games and yet he was the runner up coach of the year????? Insane… ??

  7. We are living in a woke culture where accomplishments and results don’t matter any more. It’s about insane sport writers picking and selecting who they like. It’s no longer about the game, ity about how pretty or cute you look and how well you fit on their agenda. Look what happened to Coach Roberts with him the Dodgers took 111 games and yet he was the runner up coach of the year????? Insane… ??

  8. Remember that a majority of these self-important creeps live on the east coast and rarely see the Dodgers. Statistics should be the lone factor in determining the CY winner. Eight of the voters left Urias off their ballot COMPLETELY. What a joke.

  9. Let’s look a little deeper into this matter gentlemen. I’m sure we all can imagine what the Cy Young results would’ve been if Julio’s name was John. There’s more behind this picture than saying the Dodgers have had bad luck with their pitchers winning this prestigious award. Numbers don’t lie, PEOPLE DO. Hands down, Julio Urías has been the best starter in the National for the past two years. What a shame another individual can make that decision and not results.

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