Both Pete Alonso and Jacob deGrom took home some major hardware this week, and on Thursday night they followed those up by each finishing in the top 10 of NL MVP voting.
Los Angeles' Cody Bellinger was voted NL MVP on Thursday, securing 19 of the 30 first-place votes. The left-handed slugger beat out fellow finalists Christian Yelich and Anthony Rendon, who finished second and third, respectively.
Alonso, the NL Rookie of the Year, finished in seventh place, receiving two fifth-place votes and finishing with 102 points in the voting system. The slugging first baseman put up power numbers never before seen in MLB history, finishing the season with a major league rookie record 53 home runs.
DeGrom, who took home his second straight NL Cy Young award on Wednesday, finished 10th in voting, though he did earn four fifth-place votes. He finished with 44 points. The right-hander pitched to a 2.43 ERA and 0.97 WHIP with 255 strikeouts (11.25 per 9) in 204.0 IP (32 starts).
Last season, deGrom was fifth in MVP voting.
So while the Mets' 2019 season didn't end the way many had hoped, the Mets can build around having two of the premier players in the National League.