Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello won the American League Cy Young award this evening, beating out Tigers ace Justin Verlander despite finishing with six fewer first-place votes. Porcello won the voting 137-132, and two voters did not name Verlander on their ballots at all. Verlander’s fiancée, Kate Upton, was not happy, and she expressed her acute displeasure with the vote shortly after the results were announced.
Verlander’s younger brother also weighed in.
Not to put too fine a point on it here, but the Baseball Writers’ Association of America votes on awards, and they’re an independent body, even if the Cy Young is an MLB award. That said, holy shit, good tweeting. Verlander probably did deserve it, though the two were pretty even, and likely would’ve if not for a shaky win-loss record.
Upton is also arguing with those who disagree.