Top 10 Candidates for NL Cy Young

D.A.Senior Writer IAugust 12, 2009

Top 10 Candidates for NL Cy Young

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Adam Wainwright (St. Louis Cardinals)

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    ST. LOUIS - APRIL 6:  Adam Wainwright #50 of the St. Louis Cardinals bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates during Opening Day on April 6, 2009 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Pirates beat the Cardinals 6-4. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Imag

Chris Carpenter (St. Louis Cardinals)

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 20:  Starting pitcher Chris Carpenter #29 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches just prior to the start of the game against the Kansas City Royals on June 20, 2009 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/G

Clayton Kershaw (Los Angeles Dodgers)

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    NEW YORK - JULY 07:  Clayton Kershaw #22 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches against the New York Mets on July 7, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Dan Haren (Arizona Diamondbacks)

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    PHOENIX - JULY 28:  Starting pitcher Dan Haren #15 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during the major league baseball game at Chase Field on July 28, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Javier Vazquez (Atlanta Braves)

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    ATLANTA - JUNE 27:  Starting pitcher Javier Vazquez #33 of the Atlanta Braves against the Boston Red Sox at Turner Field on June 27, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Johan Santana (New York Mets)

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 14:  Johan Santana #57 of the New York Mets pitches against the New York Yankees on June 14, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Josh Johnson (Florida Marlins)

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    MILWAUKEE - MAY 14: Starting pitcher Josh Johnson #55 of the Florida Marlins delivers the ball against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 14, 2009 at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Brewers defeated the Marlins 5-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Imag

Matt Cain (San Francisco Giants)

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    DENVER - JULY 24:  Starting pitcher Matt Cain #18 of the the San Francisco Giants delivers against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on July 24, 2009 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Tim Lincecum (San Francisco Giants)

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    SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 01:  Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies during a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park on August 1, 2009 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Wandy Rodriguez (Houston Astros)

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    LOS ANGELES - JULY 16: Wandy Rodriguez #51 of the Houston Astros throws out Russell Martin #55 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the sixth inning on July 16, 2009 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)