New York Mets: How Jacob deGrom’s 2019 season will go based recent NL Cy Young winners

New York Mets. Jacob deGrom. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Mad Max’s mad run.

The Nationals are very much so an arch-rival of the Mets and Max Scherzer will not let Jacob deGrom take the Crown of best pitcher in the National League easily. Actually, before deGrom, Scherzer held the throne for two-seasons.

In 2016, Max Scherzer won the Cy Young while Arrieta was putting up a fight for it. In 2016, a year in which the Nationals beat out the Mets for the Division, “Mad Max” put up a resounding 20-7 record, had a 2.96 ERA, but threw for 284 SO. That is a lot of strikeouts. Obviously, that was impressive enough to win the Cy Young.

In 2017, the year after, Scherzer dominated again. In 2017, he was arguably even better. He went 16-6, lowered his ERA to 2.51, and launched 268 SO, he was once again named an All-Star and was once again named the NL Cy Young winner. He was the second pitcher on this list alone to win the Cy Young twice in a row.

Playing in the same division is perhaps the biggest measure of how to evaluate deGrom and Max because they or more or less playing similar opponents all season.

However, in order for this to get even more impressive, how did Scherzer follow-up his 2017 Cy Young in 2018?