10 things about Rays Blake Snell’s Cy Young winning season

Lynette Rowe
November 15, 2018

He made the All-Star team this year as a late addition after going 12-5 with a 2.27 ERA in the first half, but a DL stint in mid-July with shoulder fatigue seemed to ruin any chance at the Cy Young Award.

"I feel like it's just turning more into quality of work and what did you accomplish in those innings", Snell said. The victim of precious little run support from his Mets teammates all season, deGrom finished with a pedestrian 10-9 record, by far the lowest win total ever for a Cy Young Award-winning starting pitcher. That was the lowest mark since Zack Greinke's in 2015, and the second lowest in the last 23 seasons in Major League Baseball. Other Cy Young winners from the Mets include Dwight Gooden (1985), and Tom Seaver (1969, '73, '75).

The 2018 AL Cy Young Award debate was anything but one-sided.

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The Mets unveiled a deGrom bobblehead featuring the Cy Young Award shortly after deGrom was crowned.

Scherzer went 18-7 with a 2.53 ERA and led the majors with 220 2/3 innings and 300 strikeouts.

Scherzer also has a chance of finishing in the top 10 in NL MVP voting for the third straight year, with results set to be announced Thursday evening. Somers wasted no time in making fun of Maffei and the writer responded by ending the interview literally as soon as it started. Snell, not Verlander, won the Cy Young award Wednesday night, drawing first-place votes from the other 17 voters and edging Verlander by just 15 points out of the maximum of 210 available to any individual player. Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola, who for part of the summer was locked with deGrom and Scherzer in a three-way battle for the prize, received 86 points to finish third.

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