Filling out a list of five National League Cy Young Award candidates shouldn't be too hard, right?
Just take three pitchers from the Philadelphia Phillies, mix in two more from the San Francisco Giants, and you've got five guys that stand a pretty good chance of winning and making you look like a savvy prognosticator.
While I considered taking that approach, such a list wouldn't include last year's NL Cy Young winner, Clayton Kershaw. That doesn't seem right.
Expecting a repeat Triple Crown performance (wins, ERA and strikeouts) from Kershaw is probably a bit much, but—spoiler alert—he's on the list.
Before giving anything else away, let's proceed with the five players who have that Cy Young look to them going into the season.