For Mets manager Mickey Callaway, the answer for why he thinks that Jacob deGrom should win the Cy Young is simple: he's better than everybody else.
DeGrom is a Cy Young favorite, alongside Nationals RHP Max Scherzer.
"I think if you look at his home runs per inning, the BABIP, the FIP, he's better at all those things," Callaway said before the Mets game. "Scherzer has a .250 BABIP, which means he's getting fairly lucky and deGrom's numbers are still better."
This season, deGrom is 7-7 with a 1.81 ERA and 195 strikeouts in 159 innings. Scherzer is 16-5 with a 2.11 ERA and 234 strikeouts in 174.2 innings.
"When you look at his overall numbers, they're just better than everyone else's," Callaway said. "No matter what you value, it's hard to say deGrom hasn't been better than everybody else."
DeGrom looks to add to his Cy Young resume on Saturday against the Phillies.