I don't really have time to over-analyze these picks, so I'm just going to cut right to the chase here.
The American League award really comes down to just two guys, Detroit's Justin Verlander and Tampa Bay's David Price, and to be completely honest, it's not too difficult a decision to choose between them. For the second year in a row, Verlander was the league's best pitcher.
Walter Johnson Award - AL
- Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
- David Price, Tampa Bay Rays
- Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox
- Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners
- Jered Weaver, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
To me, the National League is a three-horse race between R.A. Dickey, Johnny Cueto and Clayton Kershaw. I will say I kind of wanted to vote for Dickey, but I honestly think the only argument that can be made against Kershaw is he only won 14 games. That's not a very good argument.
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Walter Johnson Award - NL