My top five American League pitchers appear below.
Justin Verlander, Detroit
Jered Weaver, Los Angeles
James Shields, Tampa Bay
Josh Beckett, Boston
Dan Haren, Los Angeles
All I have time to say is, what a year by Verlander. It was so much fun watching him take the hill this season. Kudos to him for taking his game to a whole new level. Almost every outing, it felt like there was a chance he could throw another no hitter.
I wanted to include Doug Fister, but didn't want to seem like a homer. His numbers were very comparable to Haren's.
Enjoy the World Series (if that's possible). I know I'll be watching, but will be thinking with every pitch "that should be my Tigers out there." To add insult to injury, a radio station played "Written in the Stars" on my way home from the Detroit court house today. I ask you, is that humane?