Yoda wrote:Mind boggling why anyone would pick someone other tahn Clemens for NL. I don't really think it's even close who the best pitcher has been in the NL so far.
As for AL, I think it's too wide open. You can make an argument for several different pitchers. It will really depend on who performs best down the stretch. My money is on RJ as he always seems to put up good numbers in September.
Carpenter & Oswalt have both been nearly as dominant as Clemens and each have 6 more wins than Clemens. I personally don't think the W's mean anything, but the question was not "who do you think SHOULD win the Cy Young awards" but "who do you think WILL win the Cy Young awards?" So, I'd have to go with Carpenter in the NL. He's put up ridiculous numbers, started the All-Star game, is on one of the best teams in baseball, and has the comeback story that sportswriters salivate over.
In the AL, I think it is wide open, but Halladay should probably still be the front runner with strong consideration for Jon Garland, Mark Buehrle, Mariano Rivera, Rich Harden, and K-Rod.