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JSOnline’s Poll of the Day yesterday was “Who is the Brewers’ MVP this season?” The options were, in this order: Carlos Gomez, Jim Henderson, Kyle Lohse, Jonathan Lucroy, Jean Segura, and “someone else.” As of the start of last night’s game against the Cubs, Gomez was far and away the leader with 45% of the vote (over 2,100 total responses at the time). Although one has to wonder if Segura or Lucroy might have done better if they were listed higher on the ballot, it’s not hard to understand why fans think Gomez is the clear MVP. Still, when you try to really make the case for Gomez over the other two, it’s an argument of intangibles and nuance.
Segura has had a breakout season, making an All-Star Game appearance, currently leading the league in stolen bases and triples, and he’s been batting over/around .300 most of the year. He plays great defense, and hopefully has a long, bright future in Milwaukee. Frankly, it’s hard to argue he isn’t the