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Jacob deGrom Morning News: deGrom officially crowned as the Cy Young winner

Your Thursday morning dose of Jacob deGrom and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom is your 2018 National League Cy Young winner.

There were two other strong candidates up for the honor but deGrom won in a landslide.

The thirty-year-old becomes the fourth Mets pitcher to take home the coveted award.

The lone holdout who did not give a first place vote to deGrom hung up during an interview and did not offer any explanations.

Despite the lack of run support, Grant Brisbee writes that deGrom was still totally deserving of the title.

The newly-crowned Cy Young winner has not had any extension talks with the Mets yet, but it is time to grant him one.

If the Mets were to give deGrom an extension what would a reasonable deal look like?

Mets Twitter was pretty excited that their ace was finally crowned and they took to social media to share their reactions.

Both Cy Young winners prove that baseball is moving away from more traditional stats to evaluate pitchers.

Brodie Van Wagenen watched the announcement with the rest of the front office but he witnessed a joke that was made at their expense.

With Van Wagenen in the front office now, deGrom still has not found a new agent to represent him.

Peter Alonso had a monster day in the Arizona Fall League.

Ed Kranepool is still waiting for a kidney transplant and he hopes to be at the celebration honoring the 1969 Mets next season.

Around the National League East

Talking Chop noted deGrom’s absurd record against the Braves.

Fish Stripes opined why attendance is so low at Marlins games.

Despite putting together a fantastic season, Aaron Nola came in third in the Cy Young voting. The Phillies placed first baseman Justin Bour on waivers.

Max Scherzer arguably had the best season of his career but he was the runner up for the Cy Young.

Around Major League Baseball

Rays’ starter Blake Snell was awarded the American League Cy Young beating out Justin Verlander and Corey Kluber.

So where do the two newest Cy Young winners rank among all the other award-worthy seasons?

After winning the World Series in his first year as skipper, the Red Sox extended manager Alex Cora.

The Pirates acquired infielder Erik Gonzalez and two prospects from the Indians in exchange for Jordan Luplow and Max Moroff.

The Yankees have reservations about potentially signing Manny Machado after some of the comments he made.

The Orioles will reportedly hire Mike Elias as their new general manager.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis wrote about deGrom’s new hardware.

This Date in Mets History

While we are all still celebrating Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young victory, it was on this date in 1988 that Darryl Strawberry lost the MVP award to Kirk Gibson.