For the second week in a row, we have some voting drama!
Tonight, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America awarded the AL CY Young award to Rick Porcello over Justin Verlander, Corey Kluber, and Chris Sale. This shouldn’t be a huge deal since the race was pretty wide open, but two writers left Verlander off their ballots completely. And if that wasn’t bad enough, Verlander received 14 first-place votes to Porcello’s eight.
Verlander would have needed third-place votes or better from both writers who left him off ballot to win. Seven writers had him 4th or 5th.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 17, 2016
That voting discrepancy didn’t sit well with Verlander’s fiancée, Kate Upton:
If the F-bombs to the MLB weren’t enough, she also dropped a table comparing all the candidates:
I’d feel bad for Kate and the Verlanders, but I watch Mike Trout get shafted for MVP every season. Try being the runner-up four times — it’s no comparison.