After Zack Greinke¬†accepted¬†a trade to the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday, I immediately started to think about the Cy Young race in the National League. AL Cy Young winners from 2008 and 2009 have now joined the National League, creating a deep pool of talented starters. Here’s just a brief overview of the contenders for 2011:

1. Roy Halladay, PHI (2010 Cy Young Winner): 21-10, 2.44 ERA (2010)
2. Cliff Lee, PHI (2008 AL Cy Young Winner): 12-9, 3.18 ERA (2010)
3. Tim Lincecum, SF (2008, 2009 NL Cy Young Winner): 16-10, 3.43 ERA (2010)
4. Zack Greinke, MIL (2009 AL Cy Young Winner): 10-14, 4.17 ERA (2010)
5. Ubaldo Jimenez, COL: 19-8, 2.88 ERA (2010)
6. Adam Wainwright, STL (Finished second in 2010): 20-11, 2.42 ERA (2010)
7. Josh Johnson, FLA (Finished fifth, missed seven starts in 2010): 11-6, 2.30 ERA (2010)
8. Chris Carpenter, STL (2005 NL Cy Young Winner, three Top 3 finishes in last five years): 16-9, 3.22 ERA (2010)
9. Mat Latos, SD (Finished eighth in voting in first full season): 14-10, 2.92 ERA, 189 Ks
10. Cole Hamels, PHI (2008 World Series MVP): 12-11, 3.06 ERA, 206 Ks
11. Clayton Kershaw, LAD: 13-10, 2.91 ERA, 212 Ks
12. Roy Oswalt, PHI: 13-13, 2.76 ERA, 193 Ks

If I had to put $1,000,000 on one these pitchers, Mr. Halladay is my man.

How about you?