Joe Kennedy


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If you blinked, you probably missed one of the best seasons for a starting pitcher in Rockies history. For the members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America who voted on the National League Cy Young Award in 2004, they blinked, too. Ignoring several important factors and simply adopting Wins Above Replacement as the measure for excellence, Joe Kennedy should have been in the discussion for pitching’s highest award. When considering Roger Clemens won the Cy Young Award in the Senior Circuit that season with a bWAR of 5.4, Kennedy (5.6 bWAR) is the only Colorado pitcher who had a higher bWAR than the player who took top honors. In addition, nine pitchers garnered an NL CYA vote, including three…