Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 10/9/12
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MILWAUKEE No matter what you think of Ryan Braun, whether you think he is a rule breaker or the best hitter in the National League, a Hall of Famer or someone who belongs in the Hall of Shame, there are two undeniable facts about the Milwaukee Brewers' left fielder that anyone who knows anything about baseball should ultimately agree with.One: Ryan Braun's 2012 season was the best of his career better than his 2011 NL MVP season.And two: Ryan Braun's 2012 season was MVP-worthy.The second of those statements is perhaps the most contentious, but there is no denying the facts. Braun led the league in home runs (41), runs (108), OPS (.987) and total bases (356), while finishing second in RBI (112) and slugging percentage (.595), third in WAR (6.8), fourth in OBP (.391) and ninth in stolen bases (30). That sheer combination of eye-popping statistics is unmatched by anyone else in the National League. Regardless of whether Braun wins the award when voting is made public next month, his ...
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