You don't think Cliff Lee was untouchable this year? Just ask all the pansy-ass AL Central teams he beat down this season. Ask the wimpy Royals or over-hyped Tigers or even his own teammates whose record would have been far under .500 had Lee not dominated the weak sisters of the American League with such aplomb.
But regardless, Lee won the AL Cy Young Award because he was utterly dominant when he was supposed to be. He came off a horribly bad 2007 season where he fluttered between the minors and the majors and started out with a bang; he had a 27 inning scoreless streak in April. Lee got a little extra juice on his fastball, a little extra drop on his curveball, and posted a groundball ratio nearly twice as high as his career numbers to get those easy peasy infield outs. Dude went 22-3 for a miserably mediocre team with no bullpen and barely any shred of offense. That's what Steve Phillips was talkin' about.
My pick Roy Halladay finished in second (with four first place votes!), just ahead of Angels closer Frankie Rodriguez, who isn't even good enough to earn a contract offer from his team. Once again, CTC nailed the pick and moves to 6-for-6 in predix.