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Cy Young: Verlander

Posted on: August 30, 2009 10:57 pm
Justin Verlander could certainly make a very good case for the AL Cy Young. With an AL Co-leading 15 wins and a AL leading 215 strikeouts, there is every reason to give him it. Clutch start after clutch start has helped the Tigers to a 4.5 game lead in the AL Central, if there is one reason the Tigers are even in the hunt for October it is Verlander. If the Tigers 26 year old righty keeps on performing like this he will leave Sabathia, Greinke, Beckett and Halladay in the dust. His fastball can reach triple digits not to mention the movement on that heater, he also has a changeup, 12-6 curve, and a nasty slider. He can do it all, if he can lead the Tigers into the playoffs then I believe Justin Verlander has won his first of many Cy Young awards.
Category: MLB

Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2009 11:26 am

Cy Young: Verlander

Well thinks Verlander has a chance at winning it just look at there front story this morning. It's about Verlander and the Tigers talent apposed to there okay record. So all you Greinke lovers, the proffesionals think Verlander has a legit chance at winning it.

Since: Apr 17, 2008
Posted on: September 4, 2009 6:33 pm

Cy Young: Verlander

He will get 20 wins this season.  He could even get 21 as long as the off. keeps it up and stays clutch.  It will be aginst Verlander and Grenke.  Verlander will come out on top.

Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2009 4:05 pm

Cy Young: Verlander

In my original post I did mention that Sabathia, Halladay, Beckett, and Greinke were my other top picks with Verlander. I agree with Nerv Edwin Jackson has almost just as good of an ERA as Greinke's but he only now has 11 wins. We never will know how much wins Greinke would have if a Tiger, but it's not a givin that he would have 17 of them. Verlander and Greinke are both top AL pitchers we can only guess who will get the award. 

Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2009 12:54 pm

Cy Young: Verlander

Hmm where to begin...

First, what 3 other names have been mentioned outside Verlander V. Greinke? I see one guy who said his friend thinks Halladay, and one comparison was made that Verlander has a better ERA than Beckett or Sabathia, but nobody has claimed their candidacy for Cy Young. Other than those, its been exclusively Verlander V. Greinke. Not sure what chain of posts your reading, chap.

I must also be mistaken but I thought the Cy Young was a full season award whereas the All-Star game is decided based upon first half. Not to mention that a pitcher may have started for his team a few days before the ASG and that could be why he didnt start. The AS starter means absolutely nothing.

Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2009 11:31 am

Cy Young: Verlander

The 'argument here' changes every post. There have been 3 other names mentioned, so I wouldnt say that its just 'Verlander vs Greinke'. But stellar effort anyway chap.

Remember, Zach Greinke didn't even get the nod to start the All-Star game. Sure it isn't his fault that he plays on the Royals, but I think his shot to win the Cy Young is slim. Regardless of how good an indicator Wins are or arent, they lay large in the mind of award voters.

Greinke also would not have 17 wins if he were on the Tigers. Edwin Jackson has had a sub 3 ERA the entire season up until a week ago and has, what, 10 wins? I beleive he plays for the Detroit Tigers. In fact, Edwin has had a better ERA than Beckett, Sabathia, & even Halladay the entire season.

Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: September 2, 2009 10:09 am

Cy Young: Verlander

Why someone whos poster name is Verlander would wrote this about Verlander is beyond me. Anyone who reads this immediately dismisses it as homer garbage...

Verlanders ERA is not bad, but if Greinke's is "much much better", then I'd say Greinke is doing "much much better". ERA is a pretty significant pitcher statistic for you to conveniently leave it off to support your argument..  Also having a better ERA that Beckett and Sabathia means nothing when the argument here is between Verlander and Greinke.

Since: Oct 30, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2009 11:45 pm

Cy Young: Verlander

Is Verlander's ERA that bad, NOOOO its not. 3.38 is 5th in the AL, yes Greinke is much much better, but if Verlander can lead the Tigers into the postseason. Verlander has carried these Tigers throughout the season. If Verlander does not pitch this well then the Tigers are easily in 3rd place right now. Greinke has been spectacular for being on the Royals. But its not like the Tigers hitters have been outstanding yes there is Cabrera and Granderson, but they are no New York Yankees. The pitchers go out and give strong performances, that are just enough to get the win. You guys are acting like his ERA is in the 4's, 3.38 is a better ERA then Beckett and Sabathia. 

Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2009 10:57 pm

Cy Young: Verlander

It bugs me he is never mentioned by the national prognosticators. Leading the league & K's & 15 wins. If the Tigers win the division & he gets the ERA down, you have to consider him. Beckett & Grienke are good but give Verlander some love!

Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: September 1, 2009 12:46 pm

Cy Young: Verlander

Verlander has a 3.38 ERA and any pitcher that has had that high of an ERA and has won the CY young has also had a 20 win season, Verlander is not going to end up with 20 wins this season. The best bet to win the award is Grenke , then Bostons Beckett, and I would put Verlander 3rd.

; I am rooting for Verlander to win the CY Young but I just don't think it will happen .... hope I am wrong

Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: August 31, 2009 10:34 pm

Cy Young: Verlander

Funny how all of the stats you mentioned don't include his ERA which is a run higher than Greinke's. A full run. Greinke, hands-down.

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