Thinking as both a sportsman and ex-Formula 1 driver, Johnny Herbert can understand the “very selfish” decision made by Max Verstappen in Brazil. Although it was important in team-mate Sergio Perez’s pursuit of P2 in the Drivers’ Championship, 2022 champ Verstappen nonetheless defied Red Bull’s order to let his team-mate through and secure a P6 finish at Interlagos. Perez, who now goes into the last round in Abu Dhabi tied with Leclerc on 290 points , was understandably furious, claiming Verstappen had shown his true colours after he had helped him out multiple times in the past. But while it may not reflect too well on Verstappen, Herbert can understand why the Dutchman made the decision he did. “I think that just shows what Max is all about,” Herbert told Sky Sports News. “It’s a very selfish way but, to be honest, you’ve got to be selfish, I think, in any sport in many respects to get the best out of yourself, give yourself those race-winning chances and, of course, … [Read more...] about Johnny Herbert can understand Max Verstappen’s ‘very selfish’ decision at Interlagos
We should probably begin considering Justin Verlander 's career in a historical context sooner than later. This isn't to suggest the future Hall of Famer is done as a hurler after 17 MLB seasons, but his second championship and likely third Cy Young in 2022 places Verlander in rarified air across the modern history of baseball. Verlander is expected to become the 11th pitcher to win three Cy Young awards on Wednesday night. He is one of five pitchers in baseball history with five-or-more seasons of 250-plus strikeouts. Verlander blends the stuff and velocity of the modern game with the workload of pitchers from another era, and considering the evolution of pitching staffs across the sport, it's a question whether we'll ever see a pitcher with his extensive career resume again. With a third Cy Young now on the immediate horizon, it's time we take a further look at Verlander's career in full. So without further ado, let's rank through every one of Verlander's full seasons, … [Read more...] about Where does 2022 rank among Justin Verlander’s best seasons?
Justin Verlander continues to add to his Hall of Fame credentials after his age-39 season. The Houston Astros ace captured his third career Cy Young award in unanimous fashion Wednesday night as he earned every first-place vote. Verlander's teammate and World Series hero Framber Valdez finished fifth in the voting. According to MLB Network 's Jon Morosi, Verlander is the first pitcher to win the award after not throwing an MLB inning in the previous season. Twitter — astros Twitter Verlander is now one of 11 pitchers in baseball history to win a trio of Cy Young awards, and his 2022 campaign was arguably the best of his 15 full seasons in the majors. Verlander led the American League with a 1.75 ERA, and he posted his lowest single-season walk total en route to the league lead in WHIP. The advanced metrics paint an even brighter picture of Verlander's brilliance, as his 220 ERA+ is the fourth-best mark of all single seasons since 2000. The future Hall of … [Read more...] about Astros ace Justin Verlander captures third career Cy Young award
Justin Verlander turned in one of the most impressive age-39 seasons in baseball history in 2022. The Houston Astros ' ace led the AL in ERA en route to a unanimous Cy Young award win Wednesday night, and he capped his 17th professional season with a victory in Game 5 of the World Series . Now, after becoming to 11th pitcher to ever win three Cy Young awards, Verlander has a big decision to make. The future Hall of Famer is officially a free agent after declining his 2023 player option on Nov. 10, and he should have no shortage of suitors. Astros owner Jim Crane said Tuesday he has spoken with Verlander regarding a potential return to Houston, noting Verlander is seeking a contract similar to the three-year, $130 million contract Max Scherzer signed with the Mets last offseason. Given Verlander's track record and recent performance, a deal that surpasses Scherzer's figures isn't out of the question. Verlander made his first comments on his impending free agency … [Read more...] about Astros Cy Young winner Justin Verlander weighs in on free agency
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has already expressed his desire to re-sign ace Justin Verlander in free agency , but a return to Houston in 2023 is no guarantee for the three-time Cy Young winner . Verlander discussed his upcoming free agency on Nov. 16 after he opted out of his $25 million player option for 2023. Verlander didn't close the door on a return to Houston, though he did acknowledge that lucrative offers are likely looming from other clubs. "I don't want to sit here and say that I won't be back, because it's been a wonderful ride. I don't know what's going to happen," Verlander told the media after winning the Cy Young. "I'm just going to be in a situation where the market will dictate itself. We'll see what happens. Obviously, there's a lot of people that are interested." A number of teams are in the running for Verlander, and on Saturday, a National League club reportedly emerged as a potential contender. Verlander signing with the Mets is a "prominent … [Read more...] about Top NL contender reportedly interested in Justin Verlander
Houston Astros ace—and current free agent — Justin Verlander had a season for the ages in 2022, serving as one of the stars that helped bring the franchise its second World Series title earlier this month. Verlander's efforts haven't gone unnoticed by MLB awards voters. After capturing the third Cy Young Award of his career last week, the 39-year-old received yet another honor on Tuesday. Verlander was named the 2022 American League Comeback Player of the Year—becoming the first Astros player to earn the accolade, which has been presented annually since 2005 to one player in each league "who has re-emerged on the field during the season." Congrats to JV for being named the AL Comeback Player of the Year! pic.twitter.com/RL3hJqzmbM — Houston Astros (@astros) November 22, 2022 The award was voted on by the 30 club beat reporters for MLB.com. After missing nearly two full seasons, Verlander—who was hurt in his 2020 debut and missed all of 2021—returned from … [Read more...] about Astros free agent Justin Verlander adds another accolade to illustrious season
Justin Verlander should have no shortage of suitors in free agency as he approaches his age-40 season. The future Hall of Famer enters the free-agent market after arguably the best season of his career in 2022, a campaign in which he led the American League with a 1.75 ERA en route to his third career Cy Young . And after securing his second championship with the Astros , there's no guarantee of a return in 2023. Verlander said earlier this month his free-agent decision will largely be dictated by the financial market . If team owner Jim Crane isn't willing to deal out a nine-figure deal for Verlander—something he eschewed for George Springer and Carlos Correa—a new home could be on the horizon next season. So where could Verlander land if he doesn't re-sign with the Astros? Let's sort through a few of the top options. The top contender New York Mets The National League's New York team has been the non-Astros organization most connected to Verlander in the … [Read more...] about Potential competitors for Astros in Justin Verlander free agency pursuit
Click here to read the full article. After Takeoff died in a Houston shooting Tuesday morning, Quavo has issued a heartfelt statement to honor his nephew and Migos collaborator. “I’m proud to be ya uncle,” Quavo wrote on Instagram . “I’m proud we saw the world and done things we couldn’t ever imagine together. We laughed way more than we ever argued and when we did I always was in the wrong every time. […] You will continue to send your blessings down from Heaven and I will continue to keep your name alive as long as I live.” More from Variety Takeoff's 'Celebration of Life' Draws Family, Friends and Fans to Memorial in Atlanta Takeoff's Funeral to Take Place in Atlanta's State Farm Arena Drake, Gucci Mane and More React to Takeoff's Shocking Death: 'God Help Us' Quavo continued, “I love you with all my heart. I’ll never leave you. l guess God jus ain’t need my help. So can you ask Him for me what I gotta do to be with you again!!! In a place … [Read more...] about Quavo Pays Tribute to Takeoff After Nephew’s Death: ‘I Will Continue to Keep Your Name Alive as Long as I Live’
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