In honor of Jacob deGrom being named the National League Rookie of the Year, we take a look at the five Mets who’ve claimed that title throughout the franchise’s history.
“I think we should be able to make it to the playoffs next year, and hopefully get to the World Series,” the 26-year-old told reporters on Tuesday.
It’s time to ease up on Sandy Alderson. Not forever, mind you. But for the next 15 minutes or so of this offseason, the Mets GM gets a respite from criticism.
Not bad for a kid who wasn’t talked about much in spring training. The Mets’ Jacob deGrom completed a fairy tale season on Monday by winning the NL Rookie of the Year Award.
In a new weekly segment, we’ll take a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape. With that, here we go.
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, Cincinnati outfielder Billy Hamilton and St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong are competing for NL Rookie of the Year.
If the writers anoint deGrom, the front office does the right thing and history holds steady, the Mets’ eight-year playoff drought might end.
Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom has been named the Sporting News’ National League Rookie of the Year. The award was voted on by NL players.
Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has been named the National League Rookie of the Month for September. The right-hander previously won the award for July.
New York wrapped up its sixth straight losing season Sunday since moving into Citi Field, and one more would match the longest streak of futility in franchise history. But with a promising pitching staff, the Mets are talking big about 2015.
Manager Terry Collins said before New York’s game at the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night that deGrom “understands completely” the decision.
With the way he’s pitching, deGrom sees no reason to stop now even though New York might want to keep the Rookie of the Year candidate under 185 innings for the season.
The rookie whiffed eight consecutive Miami Marlins to begin the game at Citi Field, matching the mark set by Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 23, 1986.
Jacob deGrom struck out his first eight batters to match a major league record before the Miami Marlins finally started making contact Monday night and rallied late for a 6-5 victory over the New York Mets.
Dillon Gee has now made over 100 starts for the Mets, something only 22 other pitchers have done in club history.