A summer full of hand-wringing about wins and losses, the value of pitcher WAR and the nature of run prevention seemed a distant memory on Wednesday, when the Baseball Writers’ Association of America crowned Jacob deGrom the National League Cy Young Award winner in a blowout. Garnering 207 points to Max Scherzer’s 123, deGrom became the sixth Cy Young winner in Mets history.
“I think it kind of set in on the drive over, like, ‘Hey, they’re about to announce the Cy Young,’ ” said deGrom, who commuted from his hometown of DeLand, Fla., to Orlando for the award reveal. “I’ve said before that this was one of my goals. The team didn’t end up where we wanted to be this past season, but you set personal goals. Being able to accomplish something that’s a dream of yours is just something special.”
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