Justin Verlander Wins Third Cy Young Award At 39, Big-Market Teams Still Interested

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Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander won the A.L. Cy Young Award Thursday morning, becoming the 11th player in MLB history to earn the honor three times. At 39 years old, Verlander was an integral member of the Astros’ championship-winning rotation, compiling an 18-4 record a 1.75 ERA and 185 strikeouts. For the first time since 1968, both Cy Young winners in 2022 won by unanimous vote, as Verlander and N.L. winner Sandy Alcantara both had seasons that earned undisputed recognition. Unlike his younger counterpart from Miami, however, Verlander has been a mainstay at the highest level of basebal…

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