Ranking the Top Cy Young Candidates on MLB Opening Day 2013

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Ranking the Top Cy Young Candidates on MLB Opening Day 2013
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Pitchers are like general managers, peanut vendors and clubhouse attendants.

Every team has them, yet some are far more successful (and entertaining) than others.

Yet only a handful are truly worthy of being mentioned as a candidate for his respective league's Cy Young Award, the highest individual honor that the game can bestow on an active pitcher.

If you ran a ballclub and found your team's season hanging in the balance, these are the guys you want toeing the rubber, whether it's in the first inning or the ninth.

Let's take a look at the Top 10 contenders for the award in the American and National Leagues, plus a pair of long-shot candidates who, while worthy of inclusion, would need multiple things to fall their way to have a chance in what are sure to be hotly contested races yet again.

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