Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 7/19/12
We all know that MVP races often come down to the final weeks of the season. Who performs well in crunch time usually plays a large role in the decisions of voters. Nonetheless, speculation is always fun. And with just two and a half months left in the regular season, the race certainly has been narrowed down. So like I did when I broke down the AL MVP race, I’ll rank ‘em in the NL, this time from bottom on up. Luckily for me, there’s only eight guys I believe to still be in the race. 8. Matt Kemp Early in the year, the LA star was the favorite for the award. But a couple of injuries later, his Dodgers have slipped out of first place and his numbers are no longer ahead of the pack. It’s always disappointing to see injuries slow one of the league’s best; in Kemp’s case, the best. But I put him on this list because I do think he still has a small chance. Hitting .354 with 13 HR and 31 RBI, his numbers are still better than most, and actually on par in some ways with some of the ot...
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