Despite a poor season by the New York Mets, their 30-year-old ace Jacob deGrom has won the National League Cy Young Award.
The decision was almost unanimous with deGrom receiving 29 of a possible 30 first place votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America.
deGrom finished with a 10-9 record with a 1.70 ERA. in 217 innings pitched, deGrom threw 269 strikeouts, the most of his career.
Assuming deGrom wins the NL Cy Young Award, this will be only the third time in history that both Cy winners had sub-2.00 ERAs. (Snell 1.89, deGrom 1.70). The others were 1968 (NL Bob Gibson 1.12, AL Denny McLain 1.96) and 1972 (NL Steve Carlton 1.97, AL Gaylord Perry 1.92).
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) November 14, 2018
In five seasons with the Mets, deGrom earned $13,085,924 in MLB contracts. He will become an unrestricted free agent in 2021.