The Cy Young races in both the NL and AL are up for grabs this year, with each of the final candidates worthy of consideration. The winners will be announced tonight at 6:00 EST during a live broadcast on MLB TV.
While most pundits believe both races to be a toss-up, the TTFB staff selected Tampa Bay’s David Price narrowly over Detroit’s Justin Verlander for the AL award, while New York’s R.A. Dickey ran away with the NL hardware.
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Price garnered 13 votes from our staff, while last year’s AL Cy Young winner, Verlander, received nine. Jered Weaver, the other finalist in the AL, received no love from TTFB writers.
Dickey was the hands-down winner in the NL race, earning 16 out of 22 votes. Washington’s Gio Gonzalez and Los Angeles’ Clayton Kershaw, last year’s NL Cy Young winner, received two votes each. Two non-finalists, Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel and Cincinnati’s Johnny Cueto each earned a single vote. If the Baseball Writers Association of America agrees with our selection of Dickey, he will become the first knuckleballer to win the award.
|TTFB Writer||AL Cy Young||NL Cy Young|
|Jon Sumple||Justin Verlander||R.A. Dickey|
|Jamie Shoemaker||David Price||Craig Kimbrel|
|Jackie Micucci||David Price||R.A. Dickey|
|Michael Dault||Justin Verlander||R.A. Dickey|
|Wyatt Sinclair||David Price||Gio Gonzalez|
|Paul West||David Price||R.A.Dickey|
|Brad Congelio||Justin Verlander||R.A. Dickey|
|Jacob Karasik||David Price||R.A. Dickey|
|Mike Viso||David Price||Johnny Cueto|
|Kevin Lochner||Justin Verlander||Clayton Kershaw|
|Dustin Salyer||Justin Verlander||R.A. Dickey|
|Danny Zyskind||David Price||Clayton Kershaw|
|Travis Calvin||David Price||R.A. Dickey|
|John Thiede||Justin Verlander||R.A. Dickey|
|Kevin Coughlin||David Price||Gio Gonzalez|
|Jake Mastroianni||David Price||R.A. Dickey|
|Anthony Fusilli||David Price||R.A. Dickey|
|Jed Rigney||Justin Verlander||R.A. Dickey|
|Matthew Hamilton||David Price||R.A. Dickey|
|James Poellnitz||David Price||R.A. Dickey|
|Chol Sauders||Justin Verlander||R.A. Dickey|
|Eric Aron||Justin Verlander||R.A. Dickey|