Verlander is unanimous Cy Young winner; is MVP award next?
Who else were they going to vote for?
Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander earned all 28 first-place votes for the American League Cy Young Award after his 24-victory season that including leading the league in earned run average at 2.40, strikeouts with 250 and inning pitched with 251.
It didn't take long for Verlander to be asked about his chances for the AL MVP award, which will be announced Monday.
“Do I think it’s possible? Yes,” Verlander said of winning the MVP Award, MLive.com reported. “Would I like to win it? Of course. But if you had told me at the beginning of the year that I was going to be a shoo-in for the Cy Young, I would have been absolutely ecstatic and amazed. I never even could have thought about the MVP until it came into the picture.
“But you know what? I’ve got the Cy Young now. It’s an amazing experience. I feel great.”
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