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Tippy’s Corner VIII: Why Verlander and other Cy Young Winners Shouldn’t Be MVPs

November 24, 2011


By John Lund Justin Verlander was recently named the 2011 AL MVP to go along with his 2011 Cy Young Award. He became the first pitcher voted MVP since Oakland’s Dennis Eckersley in 1992 and the first starting pitcher since Boston’s Roger Clemens in 1986, leaving some heads shaking, including mine. Many baseball fans agree […]

Breaking News: Justin Verlander Wins AL MVP

November 21, 2011


By Geoff Ratliff As he has done against hitters all season, Justin Verlander dominated the opposition by winning the American League Most Valuable Player award, becoming the first starting pitcher in 25 years to do so. Verlander beat out a competitive field led by runner-up Jacoby Ellsbury of Boston, and Toronto’s Jose Bautista. Verlander’s by […]