Kate Upton had some strong feelings about the AL Cy Young Award, but she wasn't the only one
Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello was named the 2016 American League Cy Young Award winner on Wednesday on the strength of a season that saw him go 22-4 with a 3.15 ERA for the AL East-winning Sox.
As you'd imagine, his victory over fellow finalists Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber elicited some strong takes on Twitter, such as this one from Verlander's fiancee, model Kate Upton:
Upton went on to tweet several more times, commenting that, "He had the majority of 1st place votes and 2 writers didn't have him on their ballots?!!" later adding, "Sorry Rick but you didn't get any 1st place votes? you didn't win."
MLB.com's Bill Chastain, one of the BBWAA writers that did not have Verlander on their ballots, explained his vote as follows:
"I took my vote very seriously and did extensive research, both studying numbers and talking to players. Based on those considerations, particularly players' input, I came to the conclusion that Rick Porcello and Zach Britton were the top two pitchers in the American League, and several other worthy pitchers were in a tier behind them. Justin Verlander was in that group to be sure, but just behind Corey Kluber,
It's OK Kate...I only got 4 votes.....total. Nobody likes me 😭https://t.co/NVkQvZ7sKu— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) November 17, 2016
In terms of his own reaction, Verlander had this to say:
Just want to say thank you to all the @officialBBWAA who voted for me.— Justin Verlander (@JustinVerlander) November 17, 2016
Porcello's reaction was simple:
Sox Nation...— Rick Porcello (@RickPorcello) November 17, 2016
While his teammate
More accolades came in, too:
Congrats Rick Cy Young Porcello. Well done !!!— Jerry Remy (RemDawg) (@Jerry_Remy) November 17, 2016