FOXSportsSouth.com checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to get the latest on the Braves.
FOX SPORTS SOUTH: Let's talk award candidates. First off, Freddie Freeman is deservedly getting MVP attention amid a season in which he's been consistently strong. But why don't you think he's getting mentioned among the favorites?
CC: I think part of it is the 'it's not a major market' thing.
His numbers are great but they're not super sexy. He's not hitting .330, he doesn't have 30 homers, he doesn't have 120 RBI. He has very good, very consistent, very solid, excellent numbers that rank him in the top 12 in all those categories in the National League, but he doesn't have that one number that really makes you go 'Wow.'
I think all of us are guilty of forgetting that he was on the disabled list for a couple of weeks, which certainly carved into his numbers with the oblique problem. We've seen him play everyday first place with the runs that he's saved with his defensive work.