Detroit-based writer defends vote of David Price over Justin Verlander
Detroit — One first-place vote, that's how close it was.
One more first-place vote for Justin Verlander, and the Tigers ace today would be continuing the celebration of winning his second consecutive Cy Young Award.
But it didn't happen, and there are several votes one could point to for Rays lefty David Price's victory.
Those in Metro Detroit, though, are more interested in how their local writers voted. And in that case, one, The Detroit News' Lynn Henning, voted for Verlander. But the other, Fox Sports' Jon Paul Morosi, after long deliberation, decided to go with Price.
And for that, he caught flak on Twitter after the announcement Wednesday night.
While I think Verlander out-pitched Price this season, I admire Morosi's convictions. Voting against the hometown guy constitutes a declaration against interests, and should be applauded. Would that the voters in Chicago and Seattle were as incorruptible.
(H/T Baseball Primer.)