3 major awards Mets players could win in 2023

Zachary Rotman
Oct 8, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) reacts after
Oct 8, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) reacts after / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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2) The Mets have two former Cy Young winners who can add another trophy to their mantles

In each of the last two offseasons, Billy Eppler has brought in a future Hall of Famer to anchor the Mets rotation. Max Scherzer signed in the 2021 offseason and was really good in his first season as a Met.

Scherzer had a 2.29 ERA but missed time due to two different oblique injuries. He only made 23 starts but was unbelievable when he pitched. At age 38 it's possible he regresses, but we haven't seen it yet. Until that happens, he's going to be right in the Cy Young conversation.

After letting Jacob deGrom walk the Mets signed Justin Verlander to take his spot. While deGrom is the best pitcher on the planet when healthy, Verlander has been healthier of late. Despite missing all of 2021 after undergoing Tommy John Surgery, he's still made more starts since 2021 than deGrom.

Verlander made 28 starts in his return this past season and took home the AL Cy Young. Like Scherzer, Verlander is also older. While that's true, and pitchers usually aren't this good at this advanced age, he literally just won the Cy Young. Expect him to be competing with his teammate for this award.

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