As mentioned numerous times before, I’ve believed for the last several weeks that the AL Cy Young will go to Zack Greinke. The only way it wouldn’t would be if he failed to win any games in September and someone else (Halladay, Verlander or Hernandez) had an absolutely dominant month with 4-5 wins, a shutout or two, huge strikeout totals, etc. Neither of these things has happpened as Greinke has continued to pitch very well and has won semi-regularly despite pitching for arguably the worst offense in baseball.

The updated AL Cy Young standings, thru Sept. 17:

  1. Zack Greinke, Royals 155 points
  2. Roy Halladay, Blue Jays 146 points
  3. Justin Verlander, Tigers 136 points
  4. Feliz Hernandez, Mariners 132 points
  5. CC Sabathia, Yankees 120 points
  6. Josh Beckett, Red Sox 75 points
  7. Jon Lester, Red Sox 73 points
  8. Jered Weaver, Angels 55 points
  9. Scott Feldman, Rangers 52 points
  10. Edwin Jackson, Tigers 41 points