Without going into much detail, allow me to state what should be more than obvious to everyone at this point.
Justin Verlander should be the American League MVP.
I know that sounds a bit crazy considering the MVP award is typically reserved for position players, but the argument holds some merit. In fact, it holds a lot of merit, at least from my perspective.
As a fan of the Cleveland Indians, I’m extremely familiar with Justin Verlander and his body of work. I’ve watched him regularly dominate my team on a consistent basis for the past six seasons. To say I’ve grown a bit sick of seeing his name come up on scouting reports would be quite the understatement. I’ve seen him throw shutouts, I’ve seen him throw no hitters, hell… I saw him throw what came very close to a perfect game this season. He’s a freak, always has been, but never more so than this season. Continue reading