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Postseason awards are funny.Typically, you're going to hear a lot of people saying they don't matter...until they object to who wins one. Then, of course, they suddenly begin to matter.Such was the case Monday when Justin Verlander was named the American League Most Valuable Player.Ask anyone what they thought about the Detroit Tigers pitcher taking home the award and they had an opinion.Me...I asked Twitter.Earlier in the day, Dwight Gooden and his clouded memory took center stage. Late Monday night...it was two-time recipient Frank Thomas sounding off on the merits of the MVP award.Verlander had a unbelievable season but he was not the league MVP!!Pitchers do not deserve that award!! 36 starts is not enough to be the league MVP!!If they want to add a 3rd award for pitchers they should do just that. MVP is measured over a 162 game schedule!!I've been keeping an eye on "The Big Hurt" since he hit Twitter in June and never have I seen him this vocal...much les...
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Is there anything Justin Verlander can't do? Maybe... but probably not.
After winning the American League’s pitching triple crown by going 24-5 with a 2.40 ERA and 250 strikeouts, the Detroit Tigers right-hander officially became the Most Valuable Player of 2011 on Monday. He's the first pitcher to earn the MVP honor since Dennis Eckersley with the Oakland Athletics...
MVP. Most Valuable Player. It does not stand for Most Valuable Pitcher.
That’s not a slap in the face to Justin Verlander, who had a remarkable season, in almost single-handedly willing the Tigers to the playoffs. It’s a distinction. Think about it for a second: You will never see a position player win the CY Young, so why should a pitcher be able to grab...
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Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander was named the American League Most Valuable Player, a rare feat for a pitcher.
The hard-throwing right-hander posted a 24-5 record with 2.40 earned run average, leading his team to the playoffs. Verlander, who won the Cy Young Award, given annually to each league's best pitcher, two weeks ago, received 13 of 28 first-place votes for MVP. Red...
Justin Verlander is the first pitcher to win the MVP award since Denis Eckersley in 1992. Verlander received 13 of the 28 first place votes and a total of 280 points, enough to beat out Jacoby Ellsbury of the Red Sox (242)and Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays (231). Verlander also won the AL Cy Young award last week.
Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers won American League Most Valuable Player award Monday, the first time a pitcher had won since 1992.
Major League Baseball announced Monday afternoon that Detroit Tigers starter Justin Verlander has been named the American League's Most Valuable Player, becoming the league's first MVP/Cy Young winner since Dennis Eckersley in 1992.
Red Sox outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury finished second in the voting after setting career highs in home runs (32), hits (212)...
Detroit's Justin Verlander has become the first starting pitcher in a quarter-century to win a Most Valuable Player award, adding it to his Cy Young Award last week.
You have to laugh at many of the comments directed toward the lone baseball writer who left Justin Verlander off his ballot for the MVP award.
The 2011 Major League Baseball season was capped off with a seemingly improbable run by the eventual World Series Champions, the St. Louis Cardinals. As baseball fans we should learn to expect the unexpected, to dream the impossible dream, because year after year, those dreams turn into reality for athletes everywhere. And this year the pitcher dominated all. Now that the voting...
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