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November 22, 2011

Matt Kemp Finishes Second In NL MVP

by @ 11:00 am. Filed under 2012 Dodgers

I think Kemp got robbed.  He finished second in the MVP voted behind Ryan Braun.  This was clearly a case of Braun getting more recognition because his team was better.  Kemp got 10 first place votes, sixteen second place votes and six third place votes.  This compared to Braun’s 20 first place votes and 12 second place votes.  Prince Fielder came in third and he got one first place vote and Justin Upton came in fourth and he also had a first place vote.

Clayton Kershaw came in twelfth in the voting.  He got as high as a fifth place vote and he was named on eleven ballots.  No other Dodger received a vote, which wasn’t too surprising for the mediocre season the team had.

Kemp got his payday too.  Now we just have to hope he can carry all of this over to next year.  Heck, for the next decade.  You’d hope this does wonders for Dodgers tickets sales too.  You figure with the Dodgers locking up Kemp, that’s worth a piece of those tickets by themselves.

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