Buchholz numbers may be deceiving

The sabermetric odds are against Sox pitcher matching last season's success

Updated: March 4, 2011, 11:35 AM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

A great case could be made for Clay Buchholz potentially winning the Cy Young Award in 2011.

After all, he almost won it last season, finishing sixth in the voting. His 2.33 ERA was the fifth-lowest over the past 25 years by an AL pitcher who didn't win the award.

The last Boston Red Sox starter not named Pedro or Roger with a lower ERA was Luis Tiant in 1972.

Had Buchholz not missed four starts while on the disabled list, he might have picked up the ...

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