Originally Posted by osuceltic
One particular reason for me: Ludwick has been more valuable to the Reds than Bruce.
While Ludwick has definitely helped this team immensely (don't get me wrong, he is a big part of this successful season); but if you look at his, as well as Bruce's, pre-AS/post-AS numbers, and while both have had their "streaks", Bruce has been more "quietly" consistent then Ryan.
Bruce leads the team in Runs (77), RBI (87), TB (244), and HR (29).
I don't know if Bruce should be in the consideration for NL MVP..... but he should as far the team goes.