Brendan Marks, Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:27:00 GMT
there’s less than three weeks left in the mlb regular season, and the dodgers’ clayton kershaw and marlins’ giancarlo stanton are the two names frequently mentioned as frontrunners for national league mvp.
On one hand you have Kershaw, who’s going to cruise to his third Cy Young Award in four years with a 17-3 record, 1.70 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 202 strikeouts.
Then there’s Stanton with his 36 homers, 104 RBIs and .291/.396/.557 slash-line. Many argue the Marlins, currently battling for a playoff spot, wouldn’t be anywhere near the hunt without Stanton.
The debate between the two lies over whether a pitcher, who plays every five days on average, deserves an MVP award.
Doug Vaughn and St. Louis Post-Dispatch beat writer Derrick Goold had a spirited debate on the topic during The Ryan Kelley Morning After. We found it quite entertaining and believe you will as well.