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.
— New York Mets (@Mets) November 14, 2018
In many ways, it’s hard to dispute deGrom’s worthiness. He was absolutely dominant in 2018, having essentially no slumps.
Maybe my favorite deGrom stat: His ERA during his worst month (2.36 in June) still would have led the National League.
— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) November 14, 2018
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.
Congratulations on your Cy Young, Jacob deGrom.
Sorry about your death, pitcher wins.
— Zachary D. Rymer (@zachrymer) November 14, 2018
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— Shannon (@Miss_Met) November 14, 2018
NL Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom:
217 innings pitched
The last pitcher to match deGrom in all four of those categories was Walter Johnson in 1912.
— David Adler (@_dadler) November 14, 2018
Congrats to Jacob deGrom on winning the NL Cy Young. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/bvbSoxSt3u
— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) November 14, 2018
Jacob deGrom has won the Cy Young. Simply put, one of the best seasons in baseball history.
— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) November 14, 2018
— Paul Lo Duca (@paulloduca16) November 14, 2018
And now, Brodie Van Wagenen and the #Mets just need to get a long-term deal done with Jacob deGrom. Period, end of story.
— Michael Baron (@michaelgbaron) November 14, 2018
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.