Depending on what the top three candidates do in their final starts of 2009, the National League Cy Young announcement could be one of the most acrimonious days in recent Major League Baseball history. If current trends hold, the voters will be hard-pressed to find much solid differential amongst the three primary candidates and that means die-hard fans in St. Louis or San Francisco will be taking to the cyber/airwaves with misplaced venom. Tim Lincecum's edge has been just a touch off lately, Chris Carpenter is throwing better than the Freak, yet isn't getting much help from his normally potent offense, and Adam Wainwright is arguably throwing the best while enjoying ample run support. This won't be a thorough statistical comparison. As close as such an exercise is with only seven games o ...
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