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NL MVP To Ryan Braun Screw You Matt Kemp

The BBWAAvoters really screwed up this time.

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I mean the AL MVP debate was at least passable, but everybody knew who the NL MVP for the 2011 season was going to be.

It would seem that the BBWAA’s blunders are coming from letting their wishes interpret all duties by having an open mind.

It was Los Angeles Dodger Matt Kemp, but he came in second and not a close one either to Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun.

Let me make it clear, that Braun was undoubtedly worthy of being involved in the 2011 MVP discussions and right till the end too.

The problem is Kemp’s regular season numbers were undeniably atop of the NL; and it is a travesty he didn’t win the award.

Still, there is no reason to not give huge congratulations to Ryan Braun, who had a spectacular 2011 season in Milwaukee.

Here is the 2011 NL MVP voting results:

NATIONAL LEAGUE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER VOTING TOTALS

Player Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th Points
Ryan Braun Brewers 20 12 388
Matt Kemp Dodgers 10 16 6 332
Prince Fielder Brewers 1 4 11 9 1 3 2 1 229
Justin Upton D-backs 1 8 11 6 3 1 1 1 214
Albert Pujols Cardinals 1 6 11 6 4 2 166
Joey Votto Reds 4 3 2 8 3 3 4 1 135
Lance Berkman Cardinals 1 2 6 3 7 2 4 3 118
Troy Tulowitzki Rockies 3 4 8 5 4 69
Roy Halladay Phillies 1 1 1 6 2 3 52
Ryan Howard Phillies 1 3 1 1 1 3 39
Jose Reyes Mets 1 1 3 4 3 31
Clayton Kershaw Dodgers 1 1 2 5 2 29
Shane Victorino Phillies 3 3 3 18
Ian Kennedy D-backs 1 2 1 16
Cliff Lee Phillies 2 1 1 12
Hunter Pence Astros/Phillies 1 1 1 10
Pablo Sandoval Giants 1 1 7
John Axford Brewers 1 2 7
Michael Morse Nationals 1 1 5
Carlos Beltran Mets/Giants 1 3
Miguel Montero D-backs 1 2
Yadier Molina Cardinals 2 2
Starlin Castro Cubs 1 1
Craig Kimbrel Braves 1 1
Carlos Ruiz Phillies 1 1
Mike Stanton Marlins 1 1

(Voting results courtesy of MLB.com)

4 Comments

  1. Uncle Mike says:

    Kemp's team did not make the Playoffs, therefore he is not the most valuable player — capitalized or otherwise. It really is that simple, Probie. Braun deserved it, and Verlander, presuming you think pitchers should be allowed to win it, was as well.

    • LLP says:

      True Mike but the MVP is voted on before the playoffs, but even so the Dodgers did really well the last two months of 2011. And with all the legal distractions, injuries and what-not the fact that Kemp stayed focused on winning is very deserving in my book.

      Also, Braun had a lot of help getting to the playoffs and his numbers are not nearly as good as Kemp's in the regular season. The fact that Braun won by so much is crazy too….it should have been by a nose, if at all.

  2. Richard Griffith says:

    Where do I begin? How about your second para. is not passable let alone making any sense – and a Travesty, really???? Yes, Kemp came close to the Triple Crown (which may have sealed the deal) but Braun was either 1st ( SG%, OBS, xtra base hits) or second in most others in 39 less AB's. Hardly a travesty. This coupled with a team best 96 wins, and a division title you get a Most Valuable Player Award. Hardly a travesty.

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