As the first pitcher to reach 20 wins this season, should Justin Verlander be considered a front-runner for the AL MVP award?
Owen M. Niese (@oniese22): No way. Not when Curtis Granderson has 38 HRs and 107 RBIs so far this season.
Jeff Collins: I'm not sure a guy who plays every fifth day should ever be considered the most valuable player.
Kaitlin Urka (@kaitlinurka): Undoubtedly. He has dominated his opponents and has been critical to the Tigers' success all season.
John Aiello Jr. (@bigdawg2633): No, because he'll get the Cy Young Award. I strongly believe the MVP should be for an everyday player.
Jerry Schein: Why not? Sandy Koufax got the MVP and the Cy Young in 1963. Verlander is the reason the Tigers are in first place.