Was anyone surprised by Justin Verlander and Clayton Kershaw winning AL and NL Cy Young awards?
2011 was a year headlined by the domination of Detroit's ace and the Dodgers' young rising star, along with many other hurlers in Major League Baseball.
So what does 2012 have in store for baseball fans?
We will see more young pitchers in the mix for the Cy Young than ever and most likely two aces coming off surgeries competing for the award.
Are you excited yet?
Here are the five Cy Young candidates to watch from each league.