Time to campaign for Joey Votto, though I think he has the award wrapped up. After all, the Rockies have been eliminated and CarGo and Tulo may split the vote for them. Albert Pujols is a very enticing candidate (as usual) but with the Cards' seven games out of first, he'll not get a ton of support.
It seems Votto is the obvious candidate. Ryan Howard is the only guy that would get much mention this year for the Phillies, but no one is talking about him. Adrian Gonzalez probably deserves mention, but isn't having the statistical season that Votto is. The Giants have had more of a team effort (though Buster Posey is making a run at ROY).
Votto is running .325 (2nd) - 37 (3rd) - 111 (3rd). CarGo and Pujols both have comparable statistics, but again, the fact their teams are out of the playoff race already, right or wrong, is usually sufficient grounds to not win the award.
So is this the first Reds' player to be an MVP since Barry in '95? Sure looks like it.