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Cincinnati Reds links - Sonny Gray and the NL Cy Young Award

Let’s get this out of the way first: Sonny Gray is not going to win the 2019 National League Cy Young Award. He just isn’t.

Despite an overall brilliant campaign by Gray in 2019, the reality is that there are a pair of star pitchers in the senior circuit who have also boasted brilliant numbers this season, the kinds of numbers that modern CYA voters cherish. Jacob deGrom, New York Mets ace and reigning NL CYA winner, has poured in yet another fantastic season, leading all NL pitchers in both strikeouts and WHIP while also topping the charts in bWAR (6.