Corey Kluber took home the 2017 AL Cy Young in convincing fashion over Red Sox ace Chris Sale. But could 28 voters have gotten it wrong?
First off, let me say this. Boston Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi deserved to not get a single first-place 2017 AL Rookie of the Year vote. Last season, right fielder Mookie Betts deserved to be blown away by Los Angeles Angeles star Mike Trout in the 2016 AL MVP voting.
I try my hardest to put any Red Sox homer-ism aside and find an objective argument. That being said…
Chris Sale deserved to win the 2017 AL Cy Young.
I realize this isn’t an argument many are making right now. After all, Corey Kluber won the vote by an overwhelmingly decisive margin – 28 first-place votes to Sale’s two.
But hey, these writers that vote, like all of us, are only human. Objective truths are almost impossible to come by in baseball, especially when deciding between two unquestionably elite pitchers like Sale and Kluber.
Therefore, I’m stating my case for why Sale should have taken home the hardware.