DeGrom: No Agent Yet, Open To Extension Talk With Mets

DeGrom: No Agent Yet, Open To Extension Talk With Mets

John Maffei is the only baseball writer who thought a person other than Jacob deGrom should be honored with the National League Cy Young Award.

Well, the announcement was officially made by the BBWAA deGrom was awarded with the NL Cy Young.

Thus did Scherzer, whose 2.53 ERA ranked third in the NL behind deGrom and Nola (2.37), come up short in his quest for back-to-back-to-back Cy Young Awards, a feat previously achieved only by Greg Maddux and Randy Johnson.

Despite winning just 10 games, deGrom took home the award on the strength of a 1.70 ERA.

He pitched the third fewest career games (74) of any AL victor; Roger Clemens had pitched in 69 when he won in 1986 for Boston; Vida Blue in 57 when he won in 1971 for Oakland.

Wins are just pointless because pitchers can't control everything on the field.

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The 30-year-old deGrom was a landslide victor by receiving 29 of 30 first-place votes and totaling 207 points.

Snell is the second Rays pitcher to win the award, following David Price in 2012.

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Although the lack of run support by the Amazins led to a poor win-loss record for deGrom it did not stop the BBWAA from nearly giving deGrom the award unanimously. During one stretch late in the season, the Mets totaled 10 runs over seven of deGrom's outings, and four of those were driven in by the pitcher himself.

DeGrom almost produced more wins above replacement than actual wins - a dubious sabermetric feat that has only been accomplished once, when the Philadelphia Athletics' Eddie Smith went 4-17 with 4.1 WAR in 1937.

That's what made this season in the National League East so much fun. Nola was third with 86 points, followed by Colorado's Kyle Freeland and Arizona's Patrick Corbin. He gave his first-place vote to Max Scherzer. He went 9-2 with a 2.00 ERA against the league's five playoff teams (the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Cleveland Indians, Oakland A's and Houston Astros).