Thursday, September 22, 2011 "Wall" Already Crowning A Brewer As NL MVP

According to's "The Wall", it's a "two-team, one-man" discussion (I think they mean "two men, one team" discussion), between Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder. Where is Matt Kemp in the NL MVP debate?!

Ryan Braun or Prince Fielder? columnist Mike Bauman writes that it could be a "two-team, one-man discussion."

The Brewers' magic number to win their first division title since 1982 is three, and Braun and Fielder have been Milwaukee's dynamic duo. Braun is tied with Mets shortstop Jose Reyes in the National League batting-title race at .330 and also leads the league in slugging percentage (.584) and OPS (.977). He sits fifth in the league with 104 RBIs and is tied for seventh in home runs (31) to go along with a career-high 31 stolen bases.

Fielder is in the top three in the NL in home runs (34), RBIs (112) and OBP (.408), while sitting seventh in the league with a .544 slugging percentage. He's also hitting .293, which is within striking distance of his career-high .299.

Matt Kemp is five homers away from a rare 40-40 season. He ranks second (by one) in the NL with 35 homers and is first with 116 RBIs -- to go along with the 40 stolen bases. His .322 average means he is going to finish at least within shouting distance of a Triple Crown. The Dodgers weren't contenders this season but that is a big-time individual season.

Damn straight it's a big-time individual season--and Kemp has done it with NO OFFENSIVE SUPPORT. Vote Kemp!


Greg Zakwin said...

It's a big-time individual season which is more than worthy of an award given to the person who has had the best individual season.

Jason said...

Kemp will get the Hank Aaron award, the offensive equivalent to the Cy Young.