Top 5 Reasons R.A. Dickey Is the MVP, and Cy Young

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Top 5 Reasons R.A. Dickey Is the MVP, and Cy Young
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R.A. Dickey leads National League Pitchers in nearly every statistical category

Let's face it. Outside of Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto, the National League hitters have been somewhat disappointing so far this season.

Arguments could be made for the likes of Yadier Molina for his impeccable two-way domination behind the plate or for a Ryan Braun with his high batting average and power numbers. While these three players have played up to their potential so far this season, they are not the most valuable player in the league.

That distinction goes to a pitcher in New York. No, not C.C. Sabathia. Not Johan Santana, either. Not even Andy Pettitte, though his performance at his age is honorable.

The MVP for the first half of the 2012 MLB season goes to New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey.

Dickey's performance in the first half of the season puts everyone else's performances to shame. This guy, a later-round pickup in most fantasy leagues, leads all fantasy pitchers and is currently the No. 6 fantasy producer, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Here are the top five reasons Dickey should be the MVP and Cy Young winner.

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