While I was thinking of something to write about today, it came across my mind that I could totally write/rant about the HOF for a whole post or I can just write about Giancarlo Stanton. The hall of fame thing isn’t too interesting so I’ll just save it for later besides Stanton is crazy hot right now. Just to be clear I do not think Stanton will will the MVP but with the current hot streak he’s getting his name into the conversation. Like I said he isn’t my pick to win or anything but doesn’t mean I can’t put together a legitimate case for Giancarlo to get the MVP.
To be honest all I have to say to make the MVP case for Stanton is 50 homers in August. Seriously he has all of September left. He has 16 more homers than the guy in second, for the NL that is. His full stat line, hitting .294 with 50 homers and 108 rbis. There isn’t much else to say except there is literally a month until the season ends. He could win it if he can keep his average up over .290, 50+ homers isn’t enough to win you a MVP. The Marlins themselves can actually ruin Giancarlo’s MVP chances, currently they are over .500 and somewhat are in the playoff hunt. Usually the MVP goes to the player that helps their team win, at least win enough to be in playoff contention. Then again after Trout getting the AL MVP over Mookie Betts last year I don’t know, they had very similar numbers Trout was slightly better but I thought the defining factor was Betts and the Red Sox were a first place team while Trout and the Angels were one of the worst. Trout still won though, my point is I don’t know what the voters vote on anymore so don’t count Stanton out if his team doesn’t do anything.