1:36 AM EST, Thu November 15, 2018
Amazin Avenue 6 hours ago
Jacob deGrom wins National League Cy Young Award

Jacob deGrom wins National League Cy Young Award

deGrom was brilliant all season and became the first Met to win the award since R.A. Dickey in 2012 Jacob deGrom was named the National League Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America following his spectacular and dominant 2018 campaign. He became the fourth different New York Mets pitcher to win the award, joining Tom Seaver (1696, 1973, 1975), Dwight Gooden (1985), and R.A. Dickey (2012). deGrom received 29 out of 30 first place votes and handily defeated his competition. He dethroned Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer, who was vying for his third...
Federal Baseball 6 hours ago
Max Scherzer finishes second in voting for 2018 NL Cy Young

Max Scherzer finishes second in voting for 2018 NL Cy Young

Mets’ ace Jacob deGrom is the 2018 Cy Young award winner after Nationals’ No. 1 starter Max Scherzer took home the award in 2016-2017. Max Scherzer’s bid for a third straight National League Cy Young ended with a second-place finish in this year’s voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Scherzer received just one first-place vote and 29 second-place votes. New York Mets’ right-hander Jacob deGrom got the nod from the BBWAA voters, earning the award for the first time in his career with 29 first-place votes. Scherzer, 34, went (18-7) in 33 outings in 2018, with...
New York Post 6 hours ago

Jacob deGrom at last gets a win: the Cy Young – in a landslide

He is simply de best. Jacob deGrom’s historic season with the Mets received an exclamation point Wednesday, when the ace right-hander was named winner of the National League Cy Young Award in a landslide victory. DeGrom received 29 of 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America in topping the Nationals’ Max Scherzer...
WTOP 6 hours ago

Max Scherzer denied by deGrom in bid for 3rd-straight NL Cy Young

Despite a career-high 300 strikeouts, Max Scherzer came up short to New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom in the 2018 National League Cy Young Award vote.
TalkingChop 13 hours ago
Wednesday open thread

Wednesday open thread

Awards week continues on Wednesday with the Cy Young award announcement for the American and National League. There is some intrigue to this award given the number of solid pitching performances we saw during the 2018 season. Finalists in the National League are Mets right-handed Jacob deGrom, the Phillies Aaron Nola and the Nationals’ Max Scherzer. DeGrom is the favorite but we will have to wait until tonight to find out if he actually wins. Things are less clear in the American League where the finalists are Corey Kluber, Blake Snell and Justin Verlander. There figures to be a lot of...
Federal Baseball 16 hours ago
Wire Taps: MASN dispute could end this week; Soto and Acuña’s friendship + more...

Wire Taps: MASN dispute could end this week; Soto and Acuña’s friendship + more...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before we find out if Max Scherzer is Cy Young-worthy... Welcome to the bad part of November: when players want to “hang out” with their “families” instead of thinking about important things, like contracts. Here’s the scoop from South Capitol: The Nationals-Orioles MASN dispute could finally end this week (WaPo)The Nationals have spent years waiting for money from MASN. They have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees. This week, it could all finally come to a close, providing a neat and tidy ending to the affair —...
Federal Baseball 17 hours ago
Will Max Scherzer win third straight NL Cy Young award tonight?

Will Max Scherzer win third straight NL Cy Young award tonight?

Max Scherzer is a finalist for the 2018 NL Cy Young award, but the chatter out there is that Jacob deGrom is going to take this one after a dominant season on the mound... Max Scherzer finished his 2018 campaign with an (18-7) record in 33 starts, a 2.53 ERA, 2.65 FIP, 51 walks (2.08 BB/9), 300 strikeouts (12.24 K/9), and a .188/.247/.332 line against in 220 2⁄3 innings pitched, over which he was worth a career-high 7.2 fWAR. Scherzer, 34, led all National League starters in strikeouts, K/9, K/BB (5.88), WHIP (0.911), opponents’ AVG, total innings, and wins, finished second in...
Federal Baseball Nov 13, 2018
Cy Young or not, Max Scherzer is the best pitcher in baseball

Cy Young or not, Max Scherzer is the best pitcher in baseball

Whether or not Max Scherzer wins the NL Cy Young Award won’t change the fact that he’s the best starting pitcher in the game right now. On Wednesday evening, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will announce which two pitchers were determined to be the best in their respective leagues over the course of the 2018 season. In the National League, reigning Cy Young winner Max Scherzer is a finalist alongside Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies’ Aaron Nola. The consensus appears to be that deGrom will receive the nod after leading the majors with a...
WTOP Nov 13, 2018

Final 2018 MLB Cy Young, MVP Awards predictions

Will Max Scherzer win his third straight National League Cy Young Award? Our MLB predictor model says the race is very close.
Philadelphia hurler Nola named finalist for NL Cy Young Award

Philadelphia hurler Nola named finalist for NL Cy Young Award

Hurler Aaron Nola made a name for himself in 2018 as a legitimate ace, and the rest of the baseball world took notice. The Baseball Writers' Association of America named him on Monday night as a finalist for the NL Cy Young Award.Nola, 25, finished with a 2.37 ERA over 33 starts and ranked third in WHIP and innings pitched. He's the first pitcher drafted by the organization to be recognized as a finalist while still wearing Phillies pinstripes.The other two finalists for the NL Cy Young Award are Max Scherzer of the Nationals and Jacob deGrom of the Mets. The winner will be announced Nov....
Federal Baseball Nov 5, 2018
Nationals’ Juan Soto, Max Scherzer named 2018 BBWAA award finalists...

Nationals’ Juan Soto, Max Scherzer named 2018 BBWAA award finalists...

Washington Nationals teammates Max Scherzer and Juan Soto were named finalists for the 2018 NL Cy Young and Rookie of the Year, respectively, this afternoon. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) announced their finalists for the 2018 awards season tonight. Max Scherzer and his 20-year-old Washington Nationals teammate, Juan Soto, were named finalists for the NL Cy Young and Rookie of the Year, respectively, after big seasons for each in a disappointing campaign overall for the Nats. Soto, who played the season as a 19-year-old, finished the year with a .292/.406/.517...
www.thegoodphight.com Nov 5, 2018
Aaron Nola is a Cy Young finalist

Aaron Nola is a Cy Young finalist

The Phillies ace is in the running for the best hardware a pitcher can own. After a stellar season in which he emerged as a true No. 1 starter and ace, Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola is a finalist for the 2018 National League Cy Young Award. Our ace is a 2018 NL Cy Young finalist!Way to geaux, @AaronNola027! pic.twitter.com/hkM357kEZh— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) November 5, 2018 Nola will be competing against Washington Nationals stud Max Scherzer, who Nola outdueled twice in the month of September, and New York starter Jacob deGrom, who is seen as the favorite...
Federal Baseball Oct 15, 2018
Top Five Washington Nationals moments from 2018 season

Top Five Washington Nationals moments from 2018 season

From Bryce Harper’s Home Run Derby heroics to Max Scherzer’s 300 K milestone, here are our top five moments from the 2018 season. Watching the MLB Postseason has given me a sick feeling, knowing the Washington Nationals had the potential to get there, but failed to meet expectations. The Nationals spent the majority of the season dealing with reoccurring injuries, roster changes and trying to stay above the .500 mark. Despite the Nationals’ struggles, there were still bright moments to take away from the 82-80 season. Here are my top five moments from the 2018 season. 1. Bryce...

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