Mets broadcaster Howie Rose says it’s “impossible” that any pitcher has been better than Jacob deGrom this year.
Rose told WOR’s “Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning” that deGrom should win the Cy Young award. Rose said he’s done an informal poll of people around baseball to gather their opinions.
“Right now, based on that, Jacob is the overwhelming favorite and if he doesn’t misstep in either of these last two starts, then I can’t imagine him not winning,” Rose said.
DeGrom has posted an 8 and 9 record in the 2018 season, along with a 1.78 ERA and 251 strikeouts.
Rose said the only issue with deGrom’s candidacy is that no pitcher has ever won the award with a losing record.