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Cy Youngs tonight: Is it R.A.'s day?

It was just 2 1/2 years ago that R.A. Dickey was a journeyman on a minor-league contract pitching for the Bisons. Tonight, the Mets' knuckleballer could become a Cy Young Award winner. 

The Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards continue at 6 p.m. on MLB Network, with both the National League and American League Cy winners revealed during the program and on, where each voter's ballot will also be listed. Both races are fascinating.

In the NL, the finalists are 20-game winners Dickey and Gio Gonzalez of Washington along with defending winner Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers. The AL race is also a close call, with Justin Verlander trying to make it two straight in the face of stiff challenges from David Price of the Rays and Jared Weaver of the Angels. 

I went with Dickey and Verlander in Sunday's Inside Baseball column and already heard from several readers making reasonable arguments for Price in the AL. Here's's video preview and take our polls below.

---Mike Harrington
Twitter: @BNHarrington 

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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