30 MLB teams 30-40 Cy Young winners. Mean ( = Mediocre) is 1-2 winners every 15-20 years. The Twins are the definition of Mediocre as far as this goes. Bell curve. The majority of the teams are mediocre, and few are good and few are bad.
Most fans are not alright with mediocrity and want their team to strive for excellence. For some Twins' fans (and the team management and the local press) jumping from horrible to mediocre seems to be enough unfortunately. Even going back to horrible seems to be ok...
Well, the 30 teams doesn't quite play fairly to 2 CY Young Awards
as your team in question can only win the AL CY OR the NL CY. It's the same ratio, but yeah, each time is only eligible for 1 CY.
To be "average" or mediocre, that would mean you win .0667 CY per year or 1/15. Thus, simply, every 15 years, it would assume the average of 1 CY.
The Twins have 2 CY's in 10 years (above the average). Johan in 2004 and 2006. If WHIP and other Sabermetrics had been as populare in 2005, Johan would have had a 3 consecutive. Colon won with 21 Ws on a poor 3.48 ERA 157 SO performance.
If you want to go back another 15 years, for a total of 30 years, that is back to 1984 to get to the next whole Cy Young Award (last I checked they don't hand out CY's in quarters, thirds or any non integer).
The Twins now have Frank Viola's 1988 CY season on the books. 4 years ahead of the curve. Once again, above average. Twins 3, Average 2.
This feels like the electric slide...
Take it back 15 years y'all...
That brings us to 1970. 45 years total. Guess what? Jim Perry won the CY in 1970. So here, the Twins are again, above average. Twins 4, average 3.
The Five teams without a single CY winner?
Cincinnatti, Colorado, Miami, Texas, Washington
The teams that are average to below average
(or mediocre in terms of CY Awards)
Chicago White Sox
San Francisco Giants
St. Louis Cardinals
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Tampa Bay Rays
*Note the number of teams in each league has varied through the years, but not enough to make the Twins an average team.
Edited by twinsfan34, 18 November 2013 - 03:16 PM.