Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom

The debate is over. New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom was named the NL Cy Young Award winner on Wednesday. He beat Max Scherzer of the Washington Nationals and Aaron Nola of the Philadelphia Phillies.

In many ways, it’s hard to dispute deGrom’s worthiness. He was absolutely dominant in 2018, having essentially no slumps.



The only lingering debate was whether someone with a 10-9 record could win this award. But obviously, the wins didn’t matter to the voters.

Twitter had a lot to say about deGrom’s win. For the most part, people were pleased to see deGrom win. Of course, there are exceptions to everything.

But by and large, people were thrilled that the lack of run support from his teammates didn’t hurt deGrom’s candidacy.





In the end, there’s no arguing deGrom’s worthiness. Even in the most pitcher-friendly eras, didn’t see many seasons that good before 2017. Chances are, we’re not going to see too many more like that, either.


Michael Dixon
Bay Area born and raised, I have extensive experience in both the print and online worlds. There are few things in this world I love doing more than talking sports.