Ranking the Top 10 AL Cy Young Candidates as Spring Approaches

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Ranking the Top 10 AL Cy Young Candidates as Spring Approaches
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David Price, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, will face tough competition in 2013.

Yet again, the American League is loaded with pitching talent, setting the table for another dramatic Cy Young race in 2013.

According to Adam Berry of MLB.com, last year's AL Cy Young voting was the closest since 1969, with David Price edging out Justin Verlander 153-149. Price and Verlander each received 28 votes, with Price picking up one more first-place vote and Verlander nabbing one more third-place vote.

Rare as it was for the Cy Young balloting to be that close, it's anyone's race this season. Last year's contenders are at the peak of their powers, but up-and-comers and new AL arrivals will make them work for the league's top pitching honor.

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