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 Post subject: Great deGrom origin story in The Athletic
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:48 am 
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Behind a paywall, but link here: https://theathletic.com/524335/2018/09/14/it-was-hard-to-measure-anything-other-than-dreams-the-inside-story-of-how-the-mets-first-scouted-a-little-known-college-shortstop-named-jacob-degrom/

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Barningham: You just dream a little bit. The body and the delivery worked like Pedro Martinez. Good Lord, this guy’s getting down the mound. But the measurables obviously made you say, “Pump the brakes a little bit. This guy’s throwing 90. There’s no weapons, and he’s giving up almost two hits an inning.” You had to dream, for sure.


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deGrom: I feel like it changed a lot. It seemed like every day I came in and had a letter [from a scout] in my locker. As that year went on, a lot of things started changing. I was like, “Maybe I’m a pitcher.” I didn’t really want to accept it yet…. I figured I better start liking this.

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 Post subject: Re: Great deGrom origin story in The Athletic
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:48 am 
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Tim Britton delivers again. Another phenomenal piece.


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 Post subject: Re: Great deGrom origin story in The Athletic
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:49 am 
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Craig Edwards makes the case for deGrom as NL mvp.

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/jacob-d ... precedent/


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 Post subject: Re: Great deGrom origin story in The Athletic
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HeyNowHK wrote:
Craig Edwards makes the case for deGrom as NL mvp.

https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/jacob-d ... precedent/


To paraphrase Branch Rickey I think we could have finished 4th without him.


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 Post subject: Re: Great deGrom origin story in The Athletic
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Considering so few wins I can’t see de Grom winning the MVP. Doesn’t add up. But I think he deserves the Cy Young. Though I think he’s a lock if he can get a tenth win. Hard to give a guy the CY with just nine wins. Not that it’s a real difference but ten wins cosmetically ticks some boxes.


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 Post subject: Re: Great deGrom origin story in The Athletic
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I thought maybe some scientific genius gave him a serum that turned him into a super strong super athlete... :-k wait or was that Captain America...or was that mark mcgwire’s origin story

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