The big news at the tail end of the week was Milwaukee Brewers star outfield Christian Yelich winning the National league’s Most Valuable Player Award. However, Dodgers Justin Turner and Max Muncy were given substantial consideration for the award.
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2018 NL MVP: Christian Yelich.
Full voting details: https://t.co/tDbAFziWNi
— BBWAA (@officialBBWAA) November 15, 2018
The story seems to always be about the players who place top three in the ballot. Rarely do you hear of the players who finished 14th and 15th respectively. Still, that’s exactly what we’re here to do.
Turner received a seventh-place vote, ninth-place vote, and four tenth-place votes to finish 14th. Muncy tallied a lone seventh-place vote and two ninth-place votes to finish a spot behind Turner.
Moreover, it’s hard to argue any two Dodgers were more valuable to the 2018 ball club. If you think back over the landscape of the season – everything began to turn when Turner and Muncy joined forces. On May 15th the Dodgers had Muncy and Turner on the active roster for the first time and a record of 16-25.
Of course, the magical ride ended at 92-71 and with the Dodgers taking yet another NL West crown.
The duo had the two highest OPS on the team at .924 and .973 respectively. They combined for 49 home runs, 131 runs batted in, and 137 runs scored.
As unlikely as it is for the pair to appear on an MVP ballot together again, this duo of gingers provided the Dodgers with unbelievable memories; and value in 2018.
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