Monday, August 22, 2011

Verlander: Cy Young and MVP?

Justin Verlander: Cy Young and MVP?

If an artist were to carve a Mount Rushmore-like sculpture depicting the most beloved Detroit athletes of the past 25 years, it would probably look something like this: the Lions' Barry Sanders, the Red Wings' Steve Yzerman and the Pistons' Isiah Thomas.

If you're wondering where the Tigers are, well, join the club.

Outside of an unexpected run to the 2006 World Series, there really hasn't been much Motor City baseball to care about since the "Roar of '84" -- and yes, some of us still call it that.

However, with Justin Verlander's dominance in five of the past six seasons, Detroit not only has a new local legend to adore but the face of Major League Baseball.

I don't say that just because he's the Cy Young front-runner. He has a realistic chance to become the first starting pitcher since Roger Clemens in 1986 to win the top pitching award and league MVP.

The rest of the article here.

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