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Justin Verlander ‘drops mic’ on Baltimore reporter who throws shade at AL starting pitchers

On Tuesday, the Baseball Writer’s Association of America (BBWAA) announced the finalists for the 2016 American League Cy Young Award and Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers deservedly made the cut. Joining Verlander in the final three are former Tigers starter Rick Porcello of the Boston Red Sox and Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians.

One pitcher who failed to make the final three was Baltimore Orioles closer, Zach Britton. Britton had an outstanding season out of the bullpen as he recorded a league-high 47 saves while posting a microscopic ERA of 0.54 and a WHIP of 0.84 in 67 innings of work. Because of those brilliant numbers, many thought Britton had a legitimate shot at taking home the AL Cy Young Award, but that will not be the case.

Following the announcement, Baltimore reporter Dan Connolly took to Twitter to tweet out some shade regarding this year’s crop of starting pitchers in the American League, saying that there was not a single dominant starter in the league.

Everybody is entitled to their own opinion, but Justin Verlander himself disagreed with Connolly and replied with a tweet of his own.

As you can see from the photo above, Verlander had a pretty damn good season and he is not afraid to point it out. On this election day, we think it is pretty clear who Verlander would vote for the American League Cy Young Award.

We agree!

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