Well… that wasn’t the result we wanted, was it Tigers fans? Justin Verlander had himself a heck of a year and unfortunately received the short end of the votes in favor of former Tiger pitcher Rick Porcello. The reactions were across the spectrum after the voting count came in, including a fervent response from Kate Upton and Verlander’s brother Ben. We took to Twitter to round-up more reactions of the snub for Mr. Verlander. Take a look below and enjoy.
NSFW Language below
Some were humorous
Gentlemen, find yourself a girl that will defend you like Kate Upton defends Justin Verlander.
— Mr. S (@felix_simonds) November 17, 2016
Poor Justin Verlander. He didn't win the Cy Young & now he gets to have sex with Kate Upton…Rough life.
— The Fake ESPN (@TheFakeESPN) November 17, 2016
It appears that Justin Verlander won the popular vote, while Rick Porcello won the electoral college vote.
— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) November 17, 2016
Some were tempered
Really happy for Rick. One of baseball's quality people, but @JustinVerlander was better this year in my opinion.
— Mario Impemba (@mario_impemba) November 17, 2016
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) November 17, 2016
very odd that justin verlander got 14 first-place votes yet was left off 2 ballots entirely. not loved in tampa, it seems.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 17, 2016
Some had a little more shade to them
— Clemzingis (@TheClemReport) November 17, 2016
Times on the cover of Sports Illustrated: Kate Upton 4, Justin Verlander 3, Rick Porcello 0.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) November 17, 2016
Just want to say thank you to all the @officialBBWAA who voted for me.
— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) November 17, 2016
And finally this gem that came out of the furthest proverbial left field (or in his case right field):
— Rainmaker 💧 (@GmoneyRainmaker) November 17, 2016