Justin Verlander


Theo Epstein has already called his shot. The Cubs are going to overpay for a No. 1 starter.


DETROIT — A vital game in a pennant race and a franchise record both took a back seat Wednesday afternoon to harsh accusations from the Detroit Tigers and White Sox denials.


Though not the flamethrower of old, Justin Verlander was very good on Friday night. Scott Carroll and the White Sox defense were not.


Justin Verlander, David Price, Max Scherzer. Those are the last three American League Cy Young winners.

They're also now teammates.


Justin Verlander is a fan of Frank Thomas.

In fact, he might be more than just a fan. Thomas is actually the reason Verlander wears No. 35 for the Detroit Tigers.