Max Scherzer did most everything on the mound this season -- led the majors in wins, started the All-Star game, helped put his team in the playoffs.
Now, the newly minted American League Cy Young Award winner said he will "wait and see" whether he's returning to the Detroit Tigers next year.
Scherzer went 21-3 and was an easy pick Wednesday as the A.L.'s top pitcher, drawing 28 of 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers won the N.L. Cy Young Award for the second time in three seasons.
Scherzer -- like Kershaw -- can become a free agent after the 2014 season, and the Tigers are trying to figure out if they can afford him along with all their other stars such as Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Justin Verlander. That's prompted talk they might trade Scherzer before opening day.
"I love it here in Detroit," Scherzer said on a conference call. "Who wouldn't want to be a part of this?"
"The business side will take care of itself," he said.
Scherzer, 29, lost only three times this season and was the lone 20-game winner in baseball. He ranked second in the majors with 240 strikeouts and was fifth in the A.L. with a 2.90 ERA.
Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers was second, marking the highest finish by a Japanese-born pitcher in Cy Young voting. Hisashi Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners came in third.
Kershaw won the prize as the N.L.'s best pitcher after posting a 1.83 ERA -- lowest in the majors in 13 years.
"This is such a cool thing. I can't even explain what it means to me," Kershaw said in an interview on MLB Network. "It really is a huge honor."
The 25-year-old lefty drew 29 of 30 first-place votes. Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals was picked first on one ballot.
Kershaw went 16-9 and topped the N.L. with 232 strikeouts.
Wainwright went 19-9 and finished behind Kershaw. Miami right-hander Jose Fernandez, picked earlier this week as the N.L. Rookie of the Year, was third.
The A's Bartolo Colon was sixth in the A.L. voting, and the Giants' Madison Bumgarner tied for ninth in N.L. voting.
Red Sox: Second baseman Dustin Pedroia is expected to be ready for Boston's opener at Baltimore on March 31 after surgery Wednesday on his left thumb. Pedroia hurt his hand diving into first base on opening day at Yankee Stadium and played the rest of the season with the injury.
Rodriguez: Alex Rodriguez is tentatively scheduled for an investigatory interview with Major League Baseball on Friday in New York, according to a person familiar with the process, which would enable the New York Yankees third baseman to testify at his grievance next week.
DeRosa: Former Giant Mark DeRosa has joined MLB Network as a studio analyst, one day after retiring as a major league player.