Citi Bracket: (2) Jacob deGrom vs. (15) R.A. Dickey
(2) Jacob deGrom – 2014 Rookie of the Year winner. Two time All-Star who would’ve been three had he not stepped aside for Bartolo Colon in 2016. Struck out three batters on 10 pitches in 2015 All-Star Game. Had phenomenal postseason start in Game 1 of 2015 NLDS. Followed that up with gutsy win in Game 5. Was 3-1 with a 2.88 ERA in the 2015 postseason helping the Mets win the pennant. First ever Mets pitcher to win back-to-back Cy Young awards. Only pitcher in MLB history to win the Rookie of the Year and back-to-back Cy Youngs. Joins Tom Seaver and Justin Verlander as the only pitchers in MLB history to have a Rookie of the Year and two Cy Youngs. Arguably the second best starter in Mets history.
(15) R.A. Dickey – Best minor league deal in Mets history. Earned way into rotation with one hit shut out of Phillies in 2010. Shocked the baseball world in 2012. Became the first pitcher in Major League history to post back-to-back one hitters with 10+ strikeouts. Was an All-Star, and he surprisingly beat out Clayton Kershaw for the Cy Young. Currently is the last Mets pitcher to win 20 games in a season. Was traded to the Blue Jays in a deal which changed the course of the franchise leading to the 2015 pennant.