Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers was a unanimous choice for the 2011 AL Cy Young Award. The Rays’ James Shields finished third, behing Jered Weaver of the Angels.

Shields received five second-place votes and nine third-place votes. He was named on 25 of the 28 ballots, with three voters leaving him out of their top five.

Here is the full voting…



  1. Dustin says:

    Wow, I am pleased and amazed that The Greater beat out C.C. Congrats to him!

  2. Sledge says:

    Are you kidding me? What kind of homer votes for Dave Robertson on his Cy Young ballot? I'd really like to know what 3 buffoons left Shields off the ballot entirely. That's just nuts.

  3. Connie says:

    Anyone see on MLB Network last night, they said there are Votto for Shields rumors? Haven't seen those rumors on the internet anywhere though. Oh my gosh, I would cry, I'd be so happy to have Votto

  4. CRRaysHead90 says:

    Shields deserved second. But the right guy won the award. Congrats to Justin.


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