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  • 2012 National League MVP

    Is anyone challenging McCutchen right now? His numbers are unbelievable.

    Ryan Braun is having another sensational season, but his Brewers are in 4th place so he's out of the picture. Same goes for David Wright, who's production has slipped dramatically over the past few weeks as the Mets went into their tailspin.

    If Pittsburgh falls out of the race, does he still win it? If McCutchen gets injured or has a precipitous drop in production over the last 2 months, a sleeper candidate might be Buster Posey of the Giants. This season he has quietly become the NL's version of Joe Mauer.

    Posey his hitting .328/.394/.542 for an OPS+ of 166. Pretty amazing for a catcher. Barring injury he should be a lock for around 25 homers and over 100 RBI. Plus he's an excellent defensive catcher.

    Posey probably won't win it this year - It's McCutchen's to lose - but the kid may have an MVP award in the near future. He's only 25.
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  • #2
    McCutcheon easily

    since the ASG in 22 games Posey is hitting .448 with 8 HR and 30 RBI with an OBP of .495 and a SA of .805
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    • #3
      Originally posted by 9RoyHobbsRF View Post
      McCutcheon easily

      since the ASG in 22 games Posey is hitting .448 with 8 HR and 30 RBI with an OBP of .495 and a SA of .805
      McCutcheon is definitely the frontrunner now without question.

      Votto was right there before missing a month.
      Melky and Posey will garner some votes if SF makes the playoffs even though I am not sure if Melky will end with good enough numbers.
      Matt Holliday is another guy who could challenge McCutcheon if he continues to rake and the Cards make the postseason.
      Wright is having an MVP year statistically, but will not gt many votes.
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      • #4
        Right now, McCutcheon is to the Pirates what Yaz was to the Red Sox in '67.

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        • #5
          It's McCutchen's to lose, but Posey is coming up hard behind him. MVP's are won and lost, most often, in September.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
            It's McCutchen's to lose, but Posey is coming up hard behind him. MVP's are won and lost, most often, in September.
            True, yet somehow Josh Hamilton managed to win it a couple years ago without even playing in September
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            1. Babe Ruth
            2. Barry Bonds
            3. Ty Cobb
            4. Ted Williams
            5. Willie Mays
            6. Alex Rodriguez
            7. Hank Aaron
            8. Honus Wagner
            9. Lou Gehrig
            10. Mickey Mantle

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
              It's McCutchen's to lose, but Posey is coming up hard behind him. MVP's are won and lost, most often, in September.
              yes. however catchers often do get snubbed because voters like speed. they ignore how hard playing catcher is and just see a plodding guy on the bases.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by dominik View Post
                yes. however catchers often do get snubbed because voters like speed. they ignore how hard playing catcher is and just see a plodding guy on the bases.
                In the last 50-60 years it seems catchers only win the MVP when they put up historic hitting seasons for a catcher. Even then, that is not a guarantee as Mike Piazza can attest to.
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                • #9
                  There's also a good chance that Melky will split out some of Buster's votes.
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                  • #10
                    McCutchen will have trouble getting to 100 RBIs. Will that hurt him?
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                    1. Babe Ruth
                    2. Barry Bonds
                    3. Ty Cobb
                    4. Ted Williams
                    5. Willie Mays
                    6. Alex Rodriguez
                    7. Hank Aaron
                    8. Honus Wagner
                    9. Lou Gehrig
                    10. Mickey Mantle

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                    • #11
                      Does Votto have a chance if he returns and goes back to tearing the cover off the ball? Or does the Reds' perfomance in his absence really hurt his chances regardless of how he does?
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                      • #12
                        It'll be between Melky Cabrera, and Andrew McCutchen.

                        It'll always be too early to call until the last week of the season. You never know who will heat up or cool down until then. But as of now I'd pick Andrew McCutchen.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
                          There's also a good chance that Melky will split out some of Buster's votes.
                          Melky's been very good, but anyone who knows the Giants knows Buster's been the team's MVP.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
                            Melky's been very good, but anyone who knows the Giants knows Buster's been the team's MVP.
                            Buster is Da Man!!!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GiambiJuice View Post
                              McCutchen will have trouble getting to 100 RBIs. Will that hurt him?
                              It didn't hurt Rollins or Mauer.

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