After examining the seasons of the National League's top Cy Young candidates, one should have no qualms about granting the prestigious accolade to St. Louis' Chris Carpenter. The tall, hard-throwing righty has never, including his Cy Young season in '05, been so dominant. Carpenter's 2.34 ERA leads the National League and his WHIP is a ludicrous 1.007. Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, and teammate Adam Wainwright are the only other qualified candidates for the award. Each pitcher must be compared to Carpenter in order to comprehend why the selection should be so painless. To make the process easier, Cain and Lincecum should first be compared to each other. The two teammates possess nearly identical statistics across the board. However, Lincecum has close to 100 more strikeouts and an ERA 24 points ...
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