Originally written March 27, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The American League has always has a very talented crop of pitchers. 12 different players have won the Cy Young award since 2000, with the only repeat winner being Johan Santana of the Twins (though Roy Halladay and Roger Clemens have won in both leagues). David Price eked out a wn over 2011 winner Justin Verlander to win the 2012 award, and those two are definitely in the running in 2013, along with several others. Verlander and Price were the consensus favorites among our staff, and for good reason. Verlander has thrown over 200 innings in six straight seasons, but it's been his run over the last four years that has thrown him into the stratusphere of elite pitchers across the game. Since 2009, Verlander has thrown 953 2/3 innings, struck out 977 hitters, posted a 2.95 ERA, and accrued 28.5 fWAR for the Tigers. Until Verlander proves he can't do it anymore or jumps to the National League, he's the favorite to win the AL Cy Young award every year. Price had the fin...
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