Well, that’s it probably. The last time we’ll see Felix on the mound in 2010 unless the heavens open and pimp-smack this organization around. What a way to go! Yes, it was against a team that wrapped up the division earlier this week, but still, it was in Texas. 8 innings, 1 earned run, 5 hits and 5 strike outs. Lowered the ERA to 2.27, regained the top spot in AL strike outs, and won his 13th game against 12 losses. Should he pitch next Sunday? First: he’s already thrown 250 innings, what’s another 7 or 8? Is this ONE game going to make all the difference in him blowing out his arm next year? I doubt it. If he’s going to get extended DL time, or Christ, surgery … it’s going to happen regardless. There’s nothing we can do about that now. Second: if he loses his grasp on the ERA and Strike Out titles, there’s no Cy Young. Period. He needs to have EVERYTHING aligned, given his deficiencies in the Win total; and even THEN I doubt he’ll get the nod over C.C. Third (and I know I’m going to put the whammy all over this): it’s the Oakland A’s. It’s in Safeco. This should be a slam dunk of an affair. Let the man be a man! Let the man pitch! Because I’ll tell you, fourth, when push comes to shove, I would rather the team err on the side of making Felix happy and giving him what he wants. Do we want to sign him to a long-term deal after this current deal? Well, doing everything in our power to get him the 2010 Cy Young Award (short of, you know, putting out a major league offense to give him some help) would be a huge leap forward in that regard. You owe it to this man who’s the only reason this year was the least bit bearable!