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David Price wins A.L. Cy Young

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Today was a good day to see some old friends and talk about a great man. After driving back from Scranton, I walked into my apartment exactly in time to turn on my television and see the American League Cy Young winner announced. David Price won in the closest American League Cy Young vote that didn’t end in a tie.

None of the Yankees received so much as a fifth-place vote.

I actually had a Cy Young vote this year, and although I entered the process fully expecting to settle on Price, I wound up voting for second-place finisher Justin Verlander. But it was an incredibly tough decision. This was my Cy Young ballot (as you can tell, I prefer elite starters over shutdown closers for this award):

1. Justin Verlander
2. David Price
3. Jered Weaver
4. Felix Hernandez
5. Chris Sale