Benchmarks for the Hall of Fame were once defined by whole numbers and equal parts quantity and quality. The new game and the new generation of players like Max Scherzer, however, are changing that perception entirely.
Harper mashes, deGrom deals, and the Orioles and Rays start strong in this week’s inaugural East Coast Bias.
Wherein the author discloses his inaugural IBWAA award ballot. Just like all the big-name baseball writers out there.
Both Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer have had hardware-worthy seasons. Without team success as a tiebreaker, who wins the NL Cy Young could come down to which historically significant feat the voters find more impressive…or the vote could turn on …