As mentioned a week or so ago, I like CC Sabathia to win the AL Cy Young Award. In my mind, with his peripheral numbers and league-leading amount of innings pitched, he is the best choice for this award.
But there are certainly a lot of other viable candidates. A brief rundown of them:
John Lackey - Led the league in ERA. Also had 179 K against only 52 BB.
Fausto Carmona - 2nd in the AL in ERA. Was GREAT at inducing groundballs. Sort of like a younger Chien Ming-Wang with more upside.
Johan Santana - Had a down year (relatively speaking) but still had nearly a 5:1 K:BB ratio.
Josh Beckett - Led the AL in DIPS among starters. Like Santana, a great K:BB rate.
Dan Haren - Was the leading candidate at the Break, and still had a fine year even though he tailed off a little bit. Third in the AL in ERA.
Erik Bedard - Might have been my Cy Young choice had he not gotten hurt towards the end of the year. Ridiculous K/9 rate.
Vote with your conscience.