clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

How the BBWAA snubbed Justin Verlander in Cy Young voting

New, 57 comments

MLB is Jason his dreams away.

Justin Verlander didn’t win the 2016 AL Cy Young. Twitter didn’t react well, and two Tampa Bay writers left him off their ballots entirely.

Upon closer inspection, there may be a reason why.

Closer ...

CLOSER ...

There it is.

How on God’s green earth do you spell an MLB player’s name that wrong, when he’s been around the game for 12 years. Who knows, maybe Fred Goodall (AP) and Bill Chastain (MLB.com) filled out the wrong forms. Editor took the night off. Dog got sick.

Seriously, though, that’s one heck of a screw up ...

Congrats on a second-place finish, Jason. Justin feels left out, though.