Good point on the no-hitter. In a situation where the stats are quite close, I think that a single great performance within a season could be a tie breaker. If I had a vote, I'd lean Verlander, but it is quite close. Personally, I wouldn't put much substance on wins. As has been mentioned, Cole has the K's, but Verlander squeaks out the other common metrics of ERA and WHIP...and Verlander's no slouch in K's either. If he makes two more starts, which he should, he'll also hit that magical 300K mark. So does the fact that Cole has 20 additional Ks than Verlander make up for Verlander's better numbers in ERA (extremely minimal difference which could change after 1 start for each) and WHIP (0.12 difference when they are both less than 1.00 does separate them a bit on this stat in my opinion)? Verdict: I don't think so...Verlander for CY.