Found March 27, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Last year's NL Cy Young award winner is in the American League. The two pitchers who won the three awards from 2008-2010 are still around, but appear to be shells of their former selves. In fact, out of all of the pitchers in the National League, the only two former Cy Young winners that appear like they'll be able to make a substantial push for the award in 2013 are Clayton Kershaw and Cliff Lee (and that's only if you're a big fan of Lee). What does that tell us? Well...this race is wide open. Our staff identified three favorites for the award though: Kershaw, Matt Cain, and Stephen Strasburg. Clayton Kershaw has been a monster during his career in the majors. He just turned 25 this March, and has already thrown 944 innings, struck out 974 hitters, posted a 2.79 ERA, and accumulated 22.3 fWAR. By the end of this season, it wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility for Kershaw to have 1150 innings pitched, 1200 strikeouts, a sub-3.00 ERA, and 30.0 fWAR...a...
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