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Thursday, March 29, 2012
SweetSpot predictions: AL Cy Young

By David Schoenfield

Justin Verlander
Justin Verlander walked away with the AL MVP and Cy Young trophies after going 24-5, 2.40 ERA.

Today's staff prediction from the SweetSpot blog network: the AL Cy Young Award. Justin Verlander received 11 of 38 first-place votes as eight different pitchers received first-place nominations. Yes, there are a lot of ace-level starters right now. The last AL pitcher to win back-to-back Cy Young Awards was Pedro Martinez in 1999-2000.