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Justin Verlander Thinks Justin Verlander Is MVP Material

Justin Verlander has had a remarkable season so far for the Detroit Tigers, a fact that no one within baseball circles has denied. He leads the AL in ERA, strikeouts, innings, WHIP, and most of all, wins. He's a virtual lock for the Cy Young award.

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However, it's when you bring up the letters "MVP" that people get touchy. But not Verlander.

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Verlander said that he would vote for himself if he could for MVP, but not in a "I'm so much more awesome than you" egotistical way. Well, here's how he explains it:

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"If I get a vote, me," the Tigers ace told Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan on Tuesday. "Who wouldn't (spent it on himself)? It's not like I would just vote for anybody. But, yeah, if pitchers are eligible, and they clearly are, I would say I'm worthy of it. I wouldn't say I should win it over others. I haven't really delved into those numbers. So if I had a vote, I'd have to do my homework, but I wouldn't discount my season."

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It's kind of like a presidential candidate voting for himself. If you're a nominee, why would you waste your ballot on the other guy?

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