Unquestionably, it’s hard to imagine 2019 Cody Bellinger without Christian Yelich right alongside him. Indeed, the pair will be forever in our memories for the show they’re putting on night over night this season.
Right now, they’re slugging it out for the MVP in the National league. Seemingly every night, they’re slugging it out like an 18-round heavyweight fight. For instance, on Monday night both players homered. In fact, Yelich actually hit two; much to the chagrin of Dodgers’ fans.
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) August 6, 2019
Remarkably, it was the 11th time this season that the pair has homered on the same day.
Recently, FOX Sports had a little debate about who is the MVP frontrunner. Here’s what they had to say.
FOX Sports: Bellinger vs. Yelich (Who is the MVP?)
First, former big leaguer Nick Swisher weighed in.
“I’m going to go with Yelich, and this is why. Because if you take him out of that Milwaukee Brewer lineup, I don’t think they’re in the position they are right now. But if you take Cody Bellinger out of the Dodger lineup, they have some studs who can kind of protect him. At the end of the day, one of these two studs is going to win it.”
It would have been nice if Dontrelle Willis played devil’s advocate. However, he did not.
“It’s too close to tell. These guys are on the barrel – they’re two of our best players – especially in the National league. It’s going to take someone having a bad week, it’s going to be that close. If Yelich gets Milwaukee into the postseason, he wins the award.”
So there you have it folks, it’s going to be close.
Weigh In, Objectively
So what do you say Dodgers Nation? Who is going to win this award – we want your unbiased take in the comments – and tell us why. Both players have done enough to make their case. It’s hard to say that no one will remember the player who finishes second, but that’s kind of how it goes. How many second place MVP finishers can you name?
The player who has the best August and September is likely to win this award, all things being equal; and they nearly are. Who takes it down and why?