“You can't replace Gerrit but you also, you can't forecast anything," Verlander said. “You don't know what some of these young guys can turn into or can be. I mean nobody knew that Gerrit was going to be as good as he was when he got here. So we'll see what happens."
“Not that the competitiveness faded, but my ability to compete at a high level,” he said on his self-doubt.