Friday, November 15, 2013

Congrats, McCutchen! -- Four Dodgers Make it onto MVP Ballot

As most of you already know, Andrew McCutchen won the 2013 NL MVP Award yesterday.  Although I personally selected Paul Goldschmidt during my voting for the BBA Year-End Awards, I am far from disappointed in McCutchen's selection.  He is very deserving, and considering the Pirates ascension into the playoffs for the first time since 1992, he is an apt choice.

That being said, 4 Dodger players received votes from the BBWAA for the MVP Award; which was 1 less than the Cardinals.  Considering how poorly the Dodgers started the season, I find this remarkable.  In a relatively short timespan we went from being a dog in the league to having 4 candidates for the MVP Award.  Wow!  We really did witness an incredible season, and it's a year that I will not forget anytime soon.

Check out the BBWAA story here for their voting.

Overall, Clayton Kershaw came in 7th place with 8 - 3rd place votes.  He also received a smattering of votes between 4th to 9th place for a total of 146 points.

Coming in 8th place overall was Hanley Ramirez.  He received 1 - 3rd place vote, and had an overall point total of 58.

Yasiel Puig also found his way onto the BBWAA ballot; as he received 3 votes total for 15th place.  Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald gave him his 7th place vote.  Jon Heyman of CBS Sports and Bill Plunkett of the OC Register gave him their 8th place votes.

Adrian Gonzalez, who should have found himself on more ballots, came in 19th place with only 2 votes.  If it wasn't for AGon keeping us afloat during the bad weeks, we wouldn't have made it to the playoffs.  He was our most consistent player all year long.

Below is a graphic with the complete vote tally.

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