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 BBWAA.com, 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 MLB.com's video preview and take our polls below.