Re: 1/4 Mark NL and AL MVPs
The best (or at least my favorite) part about awarding the MVP is that the word Valuable is completely (and always will be) subjective. A lot of times there is a clear and obvious answer (i.e. 2012 Miguel Cabrera) but it opens it up to how you define "valuable" and then how well you can argue your case.
Hence the talk that BP should be considered in MVP discussions (at least at this point in the season)
What he is doing is remarkable and undoubtedly valuable to this Reds team, so much that I consider it invaluable. Our cleanup hitter is driving people in, more than any other guy in the NL so far. But what BP does time and time again is move the spotlight from the batter's box to 2nd base. Call me a homer but I'll take "Bandit" at 2nd base over any other player in the game right now.
This ballclub is functioning like a well oiled Machine. It won't work unless ALL of the componentes are functioning to their design/implementation. Which explains to me that it's not surprising that we have 3 players in an MVP discussion. Pending a Bruce Batting Buffet we might need a table for four.
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