Cole Hamels 6th in NL Cy Young Vote
Jun 16, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
The Philadelphia Phillies may not have been great in 2014, but Cole Hamels was. The southpaw’s efforts didn’t go totally unnoticed either.
Although he finished with a 9-9 over 30 starts, Hamels finished sixth in the 2014 Cy Young Award voting.
The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw was the unanimous winner, getting all 30 first-place votes. Also ahead of Hamels was Johnny Cueto, Adam Wainwright, Madison Bumgarner and Jordan Zimmerman who rounded out the second through fifth place vote getters, respectively.
Hamels received six fourth place votes and five fifth place votes which made for a total of 17 points.
Phillies beat writers Jim Salisbury of CSN and Kevin Cooney of the Bucks County Courier each gave Hamels a vote.
It’s very possible this will be the last time Hamels gets Cy Young votes as a member of the Phillies as the club has been open to the idea of trading him.
Jim Salisbury reports Hamels is being discussed at the general managers’ meetings:
"Cole Hamels remains the hottest Phillies name at these meetings, with Amaro admitting that the dialogue surrounding the left-hander “has been energetic.”"
Hamels has finished sixth in the Cy Young Award vote before in 2007. His best finish in the vote was fifth in 2011.