Look out MLB, Justin Verlander will take out his frustrations in 2017

What went down on Wednesday evening will forever be remembered as one of the biggest screw jobs in the history of the Cy Young Award as Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander finished in second place behind Rick Porcello of the Boston Red Sox, despite having more first place votes. Rest assured, coming in second place will not make Verlander happy at all and it’s a safe bet he is pissed off at what went down in the process. One thing is for certain, Justin Verlander does not like to be doubted and getting screwed over in the Cy Young voting is going add fuel to his fire for the 2017 season.

Now, before anyone gets bent out of shape, I want to make one thing absolutely clear. Porcello had an outstanding year, as did the third finalist Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians and they should both be proud of their accomplishments in 2016. That being said, Verlander not only deserved to win the Cy Young Award this season, but he would have done just that if a couple of ass clowns from Tampa Bay were not asleep at the wheel when the filled out their ballots. In case you had not heard, two writers out of Tampa Bay left Verlander completely off of their Cy Young ballots. That’s right, Fred Goodall of the Associated Press and Bill Chastain of MLB.com failed to include one of the best pitchers in baseball (Verlander) in their top 5.

Before going any further, let’s take a look at the final vote: (From BBWAA.com)

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So, does anything stick out to you after a quick look at the results? Well, the first thing that stuck out to me is the fact that Verlander had more first place votes (14) than any other pitcher on the list! Yet, two writers left the top first place vote getter completely off their ballot? How does this happen?

You read that correctly. I read that correctly. EVERYBODY read that correctly! This is the first time in the history of the American League Cy Young Award that the pitcher with the most first place votes did not win. What a freaking joke this is! Goodall and Chastain should have their Cy Young voting rights taken from them immediately because they are obviously clueless about the sport of baseball.

If Goodall and Chastain would have looked away from watching “The Bachelor” re-runs for two seconds and looked at the stats, both would have AT LEAST included Verlander in their top 3 and JV would have edged out Porcello by one point. But instead they either completely forgot about Verlander, or most likely and even more criminal, they purposely left the best pitcher in the American League off their ballots.

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By now, you have probably seen the tweets that were sent out by Verlander’s fiancée Kate Upton and his brother Ben just moments after finding out the results. But if not, here ya go. (THE FIRST TWEET IS NOT FOR CHILDREN!)

Ok, the kiddos can continue reading now.

Ben Verlander stuck up for his big brother too!

He even called out the writers who left his brother off their ballots.

Now, chances are that Justin was watching the results with Upton and her tweets were most likely the results of him being livid with the fact he was left off two ballots.

In my opinion, Verlander losing the Cy Young vote may have been the best thing that could happen for his upcoming season. The Detroit Tigers had better keep him around, because JV not only going to be on a mission in 2017, but he is going to dominate Major League Baseball from start to finish. Mark my words: Justin Verlander WILL WIN the 2017 American League Cy Young Award and it will not be close.

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