It’s official: Yu Darvish is a National League Cy Young finalist.
Of course, our eyes told us as much during the season, before the BBWAA announced its awards finalists on Monday. But now we know for sure that Darvish (8-3, 2.01 ERA) is up for the award along with the Reds’ Trevor Bauer (5-4, 1.73) and Mets’ Jacob deGrom (4-2, 2.38). Stiff competition.
So, how did Darvish’s 2020 season stack up against Bauer’s and deGrom’s performances? The BBWAA is set to announce the Cy Young Award winners Nov. 11 on MLB Network.
Here are some of the factors the writers faced when casting their votes: