Found July 17, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
There really isn't a frontrunner for the NL MVP award. And honestly, I don't think there really should be. David Wright leads the league in fWAR, but he plays for a terrible team. Carlos Gomez is second in the league in fWAR, and that value is based primarily on his defensive superiority. The players with the league's three highest wOBAs all play in hitters parks. So...where do you go from there? TOC's midseason winner of the NL MVP award is Yadier Molina of the Cardinals. Molina has built on a strong campaign in 2012 with another great year in 2013. The St Louis backstop is hitting .341/.386/.489 this season with seven homers and his usual top notch defense behind the plate. His .341 average is tops in the NL, eight points ahead of teammate Allen Craig. However, while Molina is putting together a pretty good year so far, he doesn't have the award locked up. He wasn't a slam dunk choice like Miguel Cabrera was in the AL. If Molina plays like he did ...
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