Jan 21, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer speaks during an introductory press conference at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
So Who Wins?
All three starters are sexy picks to win the NL Cy Young, but Max Scherzer stands out among them. Already sporting one Cy Young under his belt, Scherzer looks to be the best pitcher in the National League this season (that’s right Kershaw). Expect Mad Max to get off to a torrid start as flustered NL hitters haplessly attempt to figure him out at the plate. High strikeout totals and going deep into games will quickly become the norm, and Scherzer will be a no-brainer pick for the award. However, this does not mean the other members of the Nationals’ staff do not pitch well enough to earn consideration. In fact, I predict four Nationals starters to place in the top-10 of Cy Young voting for the second straight year (enter Gio Gonzalez anyone?), and that Scherzer’s teammates keep it interesting right down to the wire.
What? You don’t agree? You’re asking questions like, “you’re picking someone not named Clayton Kershaw to win it? Impossible!” Even though there is a player by the name of R.A. Dickey who did it only two years ago, I know, it sounds crazy. But that’s the greatest part of the preseason, anything is possible. Every team, player, coach, executive, and fan has hope for the upcoming season. But you’re sure right? You know for a fact that I’m wrong and you want me to hear about it. Let me know about it down in the comments section, and I’ll let you know what I think.