It’s not every year that a single team gets two MVP-caliber seasons on the same roster, which makes what the Dodgers are doing just that much more special.
When you are a good team, you will most likely have at least one player in the discussion for a major award such as an MVP or Cy Young. When you are a great team, you’ll probably have at least one for each award. But when you are these Dodgers, you have multiple guys for each.
The NL MVP race is headlined by Arizona first baseman Paul Goldschmidt. He should be one of the favorites as he is putting up tremendous numbers (as usual) while leading his team to the third best record in the NL and a wild card spot.
Others that join him are Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon, Joey Votto (statistically), Anthony Rendon (possibly) and of course Bryce Harper. But Harper got injured Saturday and is out indefinitely, so he will lose steam in this wide-open race.
And the Dodgers? Well, they have candidates up-and-down the roster, and the top of their lineup is littered with viable ones. You don’t have the fifth ranked offense in baseball, while playing in a pitcher’s park, without having some real studs. Here are their best bets to win the 2017 NL MVP.