Found November 22, 2011 on
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The National League announced their Most Valuable Player for the 2011 season on Tuesday, when Milwaukee Brewers left-fielder Ryan Braun took home the trophy after a season in which he hit .322/.397/.597 with 33 homers and 111 RBIs. He beat out Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who was arguably as deserving, as well as teammate Prince Fielder.
While some argue that the voters got it wrong because Braun's season was outpaced by Kemp's, who lead the league in homers and RBIs, while swiping 40 bags to go along with a very impressive line of .324/.399/.586, others will argue that Braun's Brewers made it to the postseason, while Kemp's Dodgers were non-factors in the playoff race.
Whatever the case may be, it's the same song and dance every year when the awards get announce, because someone made a mistake, and someone got robbed, and so on and so on. And while a bit of mild controversy is not surprising, what is surprising is how many Phillies players got atten...
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Because, you know, he was the best player in the NL this season. And if you're the best player, and have the best season, you provide the most value to your team. You know there's a serious disconnect and major issues with who gets to vote when most of the voters begin their explanation with "Matt Kemp was the best player, but....". There is no but; the award is...
Ryan Braun doubled up Matt Kemp in today's National League MVP voting. The Brewers' outfielder snagged 20 of 32 first-place votes. Kemp received 10 first-place votes.Braun had a tremendous season, leading the NL in OPS (.997) and slugging percentage (.597). He also joined the 30-30 club for the first time in his young career (33 HRs, 33 SBs).The award could have gone to...
The Milwaukee Brewers have offered arbitration to Prince Fielder and right-handed reliever Francisco Rodriguez while declining to offer arbitration to shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt.
By offering arbitration to Fielder and Rodriguez, the Brewers are eligible to receive compensatory draft picks if the players reject the offer and sign with other teams.
Fielder, who finished third...
Dodgers outfielder should have been the National League winner instead of Milwaukee's Ryan Braun, whom voters apparently favored because the Brewers won the Central Division.I need some dirt to kick. I need a base to throw. I need a big blue chest to bump. I need an explanation
The Brewers offered arbitration Wednesday to Type A free agents Prince Fielder and Francisco Rodriguez, positioning the club to receive four premium picks in next year's First-Year Player Draft should both players reject the offer and sign elsewhere.
Speak softly, carry a big bat, and sell t-shirts with tigers on them: Those words are Ryan Braun's secret to success that earned him the 2011 National League MVP award.
In a close vote that saw him earn 20 of 32 first place votes, Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun won his first MVP award thanks to some eye-catching power numbers. He led the NL in slugging percentage...
On an otherwise ordinary crappy day, justice was served to Milwaukee Brewer superstar Ryan Braun. Braun edged out Matt Kemp who’s numbers were great, but were accomplished in irrelevance. Braun teammate Prince Fielder placed third amongst NL candidates. Major League Baseball got this one right. The Brewers losing to the Cards still hurts, but good [...]
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1. A lack of team victories may have been the only thing that prevented Matt Kemp from winning the NL MVP on Tuesday, but you have to love the way the Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder responded to the disappointment of finishing second to Ryan...
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Ryan Braun appeared on MLB Network to talk about his MVP award. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like anyone paid attention to what he was saying, because they were too focused on his awful haircut. By the end of the year, Braun was rocking a pretty solid mullet. So far this season, it's gotten worse. He's now in Javier Bardem territory.Tell me, Matt Kemp, what's the...