No disrespect to de-facto team captain Adam Jones, slugger Chris Davis (who we know will hit a gazillion home runs this year) and Manny Machado, truly a player for the ages. But this guy was near-perfect last year, with not a blown save to mar his state sheet, and that’s about as impressive as you can get. And yeah, he shoulda won the Cy Young, too. Here’s to ya, Zach.
— Chris Kaltenbach