2019 AL Cy Young Finalists: Who was the best pitcher in the AL?

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 27: Gerrit Cole #45 of the Houston Astros reacts after retiring the side in the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals in Game Five of the 2019 World Series at Nationals Park on October 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 27: Gerrit Cole #45 of the Houston Astros reacts after retiring the side in the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals in Game Five of the 2019 World Series at Nationals Park on October 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /
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The 2019 AL Cy Young award is down to three MLB pitchers: Gerrit Cole, Charlie Morton, and Justin Verlander.  Who takes home the hardware?  Let’s take a closer look.

With the season over and the World Series winner crowned, it’s time to take a look at the wonderful things which happen in the off-season.  First off is one of my favorite parts, the award season.

I love seeing the hardware handed out at the end of the year to the players who truly deserved the accolades.  With this particular piece, we are going to look specifically at the AL Cy Young race.

All three players will be looking to add to their legacy with the award.  The chance to have your name next to pitching greats Pedro Martinez, Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Sandy Koufax, and Whitey Ford to name a few.

Now one of these candidates has won the award before, one hasn’t finished better than fourth and the other hasn’t even been in the running before.  Either way, all three had incredible seasons and they will be fun to watch as they continue their careers.  Two of these guys are headed towards the twilight of their careers and the other seems to just be coming into his own.

We’re now going to take a look at all three players’ seasons and then at the end I will pick who I think will win the award and add their name to the other greats who have won the award.  If you don’t like my pick, let me know, I’d love to hear your feedback.