My Cy Young ballot

For those paying attention Verlander was as good in 2012 as he was in his MVP season. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Cy Young Awards this year haven't received the attention of the MVP or Rookie of the Year races, but there's a good chance for repeat winners in both leagues, with a sentimental favorite in the National League and a dominant season from a former No. 1 overall pick in the American League. I expect Justin Verlander and R.A. Dickey to win the awards, and I've listed the top five candidates in each league in my view -- that is, how I would have voted on each award if I had either ballot.

Just to make sure everyone's clear, I did not vote on either Cy Young Award this year. I did vote for the NL Rookie of the Year award and discussed that ballot Monday. These ballots are just hypotheticals.

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