My Cy Young ballot 

November, 14, 2012

Justin VerlanderGregory Shamus/Getty ImagesFor those paying attention Verlander was as good in 2012 as he was in his MVP season.
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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