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2013 National League MVP

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by joe, Sep 19, 2013.


Who ya got?

  1. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates

    23 vote(s)
  2. Yadier Molina, Cardinals

    0 vote(s)
  3. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers

    4 vote(s)
  4. Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks

    2 vote(s)
  5. Matt Carpenter, Cardinals

    1 vote(s)
  6. Other

    2 vote(s)
  1. joe

    joe Active Member

    Despite the Pirates losing three consecutive games to the Padres, it seems as if McCutchen is the early leader in the clubhouse. His two-run homer Wednesday night could have been all that it took, but then Pittsburgh lost the game, so who knows?

    If he hadn't gotten hurt, I think this would have been Molina's year — but with the way Carpenter has played, Molina might not even be the MVP of his own team.

    Goldschmidt is about all the Diamondbacks have.

    Kershaw is most definitely the ace of the Dodgers rotation and probably their most valuable player. I don't really think a pitcher belongs in the conversation for MVP, but I know others do.

    Who you got? And I'm especially interested to hear from folks who have a vote and their reasoning behind it.
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I think it's a 2-person race between Cutch and Yadi.

    I'm apt to say McCutchen.
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    McCutchen will win and probably should. I'd go Goldschmidt No. 2.

    And Freddie Freeman will finish in the Top 5. He's been the best, most consistent player on the best team (or the team with the best record, anyway) and that usually resonates with voters.
  4. mjp1542

    mjp1542 Member

    McCutchen in August: .384/.483/.535
    McCutchen in September: .415/.523/.717

    He is absolutely carrying this team right now. Not to mention he's been every bit the gold glove fielder.

    If anyone else wins MVP, it's a crime, even if the Pirates pull an epic chokejob and miss the playoffs.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

  6. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    McCutcheon; Yadier unfortunately has missed time, Cutch has not (of course he's not catching.)
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    McCutchen, for all the reasons stated above. Goldschmidt is No. 2, Molina a close No. 3.

    Or vice versa. I think all three have strong cases. But I think it's McCutchen's to lose, and as mjp1542 pointed out ... he ain't losing it.
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Ryan Braun would win it if voters weren't biased.
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    When McCutchen wins it, it will match the longest period between African-Americans winning an MVP since Jackie Robinson won in 1949. The other six-year gap was between 1979 (Willie Stargell) and 1985 (Willie McGee).
  10. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    I think my order would go

    1. McCutchen
    2. Goldschmidt
    3. Molina
    4. Kershaw
    5. Votto
    6. Freeman
    7. Carpenter
    8. Fernandez
    9. Choo
    10. Werth
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    God damn right!
  12. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    It was one thing to say Puig hadn't played enough to be in the All-Star Game.

    This is different, though. He's played 97 games, 407 plate appearances, 63 runs, 119 hits, 21 doubles, 18 homers, 41 RBIs, 11 stolen bases and a .331 average not to mention his defense.

    No one can argue against the Dodger explosion coinciding with Puig's call-up.

    We always get into the same semantic argument over the "Valuable" part of MVP and what it means exactly, but what the Dodgers did after Puig came up -- and many nights BECAUSE of Puig -- makes him a pretty viable candidate.
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