Monday, August 29, 2011
Justin Verlander became the first MLB pitcher to win 20 games this season and the fastest since to do so since Curt Schilling won 20 with the Diamondbacks in 2002 during late August. The ace leads the AL in Strikeout and Wins and has a good chance of winning the Triple Crown. So heres the question, should Verlander win the AL MVP? He has been the most valuable player to Detroit but he only plays once every 5 games. However, since Verlander averages 116.6 pitches per game, he can rest relievers for the games he doesn't play. There are many other candidates but when voting opens, Verlander should definitely be on the ballot.