Last year's National League Cy Young competition was quite the horse race. Chris Carpenter, Tim Lincecum, and Adam Wainwright all received significant votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA), as well as vocal and passionate support from fans.
While this year's race is far from unanimous, there is one obvious favorite who would win hands-down if a vote was held today.
Need proof? Well, Bleacher Report's MLB Featured Columnists had a vote last week, so you can see for yourself.
Using a scoring system identical to that of the BBWAA, we have determined an idea of not only the best pitcher in the NL, but how the other top arms rank. The top six vote-getters are featured here with commentary submitted by different writers. The full results of the voting are included as well.
Thanks to everyone who participated, and look for the American League results to be posted Wednesday!