While Red Sox fans would much rather have Chris Sale lead the Sox to a World Series title, Cy Young Award ballots will be due soon and it appears to be a two man race between Sale and Indians' ace Corey Kluber.
Sale has looked human lately as critics have pointed out he has a history of fading a bit down the stretch. What this says about how he will react in the postseason is still unknown and that unknown has Red Sox fans nervous.
Red Sox pitchers have won the Cy Young Award seven times. The last one coming last year thanks to Rick Porcello. If Sale were to win it this year he will be just the fifth Red Sox pitcher to do it joining Porcello, Martinez, Roger Clemens and Jim Lonborg, who won the first ever Cy Young Award 50 years ago.
Will Sale take home the award? Keith Law thinks so. Here is what Keith Law wrote about the American League Cy Young race: