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Posts Tagged ‘Ryan Braun’

Matt Kemp Would Win a NL MVP Revote

Less than three weeks after Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp finished runner-up in the National League MVP race,  Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun reportedly tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

The Los Angeles Times polled 20 writers that selected Braun as MVP and Kemp would easily win if there was a revote:

Several writers who voted for Braun said they would cast their ballots for Kemp in a revote, but a majority of reporters contacted by The Times —15 of the 20 — were against voting again, and two were unsure. Read more

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LAT Columnist Says Writers Struck Out in MVP Voting

Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp finished second in the National League MVP race Tuesday behind Milwaukee Brewers left fielder and former Granada Hills standout Ryan Braun.

Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke called out the Baseball Writers’ Assocation of America, who decide the MLB postseason honors, for not voting Kemp over Braun, despite a disappointing 82-79 record and finishing 11.5 games behind Arizona.

Due to a LAT policy, Plaschke wasn’t able to serve as one of the two designated voters from the local BBWAA chapter. But freelancer Dodger blogger Steve Dilbeck was able to vote and decided to go with Braun:

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