We finally know the answer to the question about whether or not being on an elite team makes you more worthy of the Cy Young Award than a guy who's not.
It officially doesn't.
Award voters seemed like they had a tough decision on their hands when deciding which of the NL Cy Young finalists
Jacob deGrom is the pitcher of the year in the National League.
What seemed like a close race wasn't actually close at all. The Mets ace was a dominant pitcher on a bad team once again, and was finally rewarded. It must feel weird for the ace to get some support for a chance as he had just a 10-9 record with an MLB-leading 1.70 ERA.
He had more support than he may have thought, as he was just one vote shy of receiving every first-place nod.
2018 NL Cy Young rundown:— Yahoo Sports MLB (@MLByahoosports) November 14, 2018
1. Jacob deGrom (29 first-place votes)
2. Max Scherzer (1)
3. Aaron Nola
4. Kyle Freeland
5. Patrick Corbin
Please, Brodie Van Wagenen. For the sake of all Mets fans, convince deGrom to stay in New York.
Until decision day comes, the Metropolitan faithful can enjoy knowing that they supported the best pitcher in the league this season.