Let's start off with why I think R.A. Dickey should win the Cy Young. A lot of the reasons here will play a part in why he should be able to beat out the opposition.
His numbers this season are fantastic, and definitely worthy of claiming the award.
He leads the National league with 18 wins and has only four losses. An amazing feat considering the team he plays for. The New York Mets have had a dismal second half and find their record at 65-73. Dickey has a chance of earning 20 wins this season. Say the Mets have 72 wins by the point he reaches that plateau. Dickey would have won more than 25 percent of his team's games.
He is second in ERA, WHIP, strikeouts, innings pitched and third in opponents' batting average. The stats, respectively, are 2.64, 1.03, 195, 198 and .221. All very outstanding numbers. The fact that Dickey is no lower than third in all the major pitching stats is outstanding.
There are some other very good pitchers in the National League, but here is why Dickey should be able to trump them and win the Cy Young.