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Friday, November 16, 2018

Michael Wilbon Weighs In On Jacob deGrom With Worst Baseball Take Of Year | MLB | NESN.com

I can’t watch the show. It’s like trying to follow the logic of two drunks arguing at the bar.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 16, 2018 at 05:11 PM | 31 comment(s)
  Beats: jacob degrom, stupid hot takes

Thursday, November 15, 2018

How Mets, deGrom could get their contract extension done

My concept: A five-year, $155.5 million accord that would pay deGrom $20 million in 2019, $27.5 million in 2020 and then $36 million annually from 2021-23. The $31.1 million average would beat the annual value of all pitchers except Zack Greinke (I assume positionally that both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado will exceed the $31 million average of Miguel Cabrera this offseason). The $36 million seasons will top the most ever given in a single year to a pitcher (Max Scherzer has $35 million seasons in his contract).

Jim Furtado Posted: November 15, 2018 at 06:51 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: jacob degrom, mets

Thursday, September 27, 2018

NYTimes: Met’s Jacob deGrom Won a Game, and Maybe the Cy Young

After the final pitch of his marvelous 2018 season, the normally stoic Jacob deGrom cracked a smile. He deservingly strutted off the mound after unfurling a 92-mile per hour slider that darted so abruptly it froze second baseman Ozzie Albies. The crowd honored deGrom with a rousing standing ovation.

Earlier in the eighth inning, Mets fans serenaded deGrom with shouts of “M.V.P.!” They later chanted “We want Jake” when Jay Bruce, not deGrom, stood in the on-deck circle in the bottom of the inning. And it was hard to blame them: They wanted to see more of the historic excellence deGrom had produced every fifth game this season.

In a 3-0 win over the playoff-bound Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, deGrom put the finishing touches on a season that may very well earn him his first National League Cy Young Award. He fired eight scoreless innings, allowed only two hits, walked none and struck out 10.

His season-ending statistics are jaw-dropping: a major league-best 1.70 earned run average (the sixth-lowest qualifying total since the pitcher’s mound was lowered in 1969), 269 strikeouts, and only 46 walks in 217 innings.

He allowed only 40 extra base hits all season, and only 10 home runs. It’s as fine as season as I can recall since peak Pedro.  He actually had a lower ERA than 2000 vintage Pedro, though obviously the run environments were way different.  That 1.70 ERA is the sixth best ERA of my lifetime, his 9.8 pWAR is 8th.  He earned it.  Give him the Cy Young.


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Mets’ Jacob deGrom Sets Record With 26th Straight Start Allowing Three Runs or Fewer

There’s something of a weird everyman appeal to this story, though I’m reasonably sure deGrom wishes it wasn’t so.

If the Mets were searching for a silver lining this season, look no further than the play of ace righthander Jacob deGrom.

On Tuesday, deGrom registered his 26th straight start allowing three runs or fewer, surrendering just two runs across seven innings against the Marlins. The previous record was set by Leslie “King” Cole in 1908. It took 108 years for his mark to be topped. Once again though, the Mets handed their ace a tough-luck loss. deGrom’s record dropped to 8-9 on the year.

His quality outing actually raised his league-leading ERA from 1.68 to 1.71. Such is life for a top Cy Young Award candidate. It would still be the lowest single-season ERA for a pitcher since Zack Greinke finished the 2015 season with a 1.66 figure for the Dodgers.

QLE Posted: September 12, 2018 at 09:25 AM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: jacob degrom, mets, mets being mets, mets let him down

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Jacob deGrom posts new MLB mark for consecutive games allowing 3 runs or fewer

Can you imagine what the reactions would be if he were playing on a remotely competent team?

The New York Mets ace went into Monday’s start against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 1.68 ERA, .978 WHIP, 224 strikeouts and 41 walks allowed in 182 innings pitched.

He left having pitched another gem, allowing two hits, and one earned run with six strikeouts in six innings pitched. And a place in the MLB history books.

The outing means deGrom is the first MLB pitcher to complete 25 straight starts allowing three runs or fewer, a record that dates back to 2013.

QLE Posted: September 04, 2018 at 08:00 AM | 50 comment(s)
  Beats: jacob degrom, mets being mets, mets let him down, records

 

 

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