The New York Baseball Writers’ Association held its annual awards dinner to honor outstanding performances from the 2018 season. In addition to the MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year awards given out, the New York writers also chose to honor a few other individuals who deserved to be recognized, many of whom were current and former Mets.
As the 2018 Cy Young award recipient, Jacob deGrom accepted the award from Dwight Gooden, who said he was cheering for deGrom to win the award but not to pass his ERA mark of 1.53. Once deGrom was at the podium, he thanked quite a few people, including his teammates and the fans.
David Wright also thanked the fans in a heartfelt speech he gave after he was given the Toast of the Town award. He received the honor from John Franco, who was the last Met to serve as captain before him.
One of the best moments of the night came when Sandy Alderson received the “You Gotta Have Heart” award. After being introduced by J.P. Ricciardi, Alderson received a standing ovation from the crowd when he went to receive is award. The former GM was in good spirits and delivered the best news of the night when he told those in attendance that he has been cancer free for the last four months.
Brandon Nimmo was all smiles when he fittingly accepted his Good Guy award.
After serving the Mets for forty years, Jay Horwitz was recognized for his hard work with the Long and Meritorious Service Award which was presented to him by David Wright.
Congratulations to not only the Mets but to all of the well deserved honorees.
In addition, congrats to @JdeGrom19, David Wright, @You_Found_Nimmo and all the @Mets winners on their awards at last night’s @officialBBWAA dinner. It’s humbling to be a part of the Mets family. pic.twitter.com/Cc9IbhVUJT— Brodie Van Wagenen (@GMBVW) January 27, 2019