As the 2012 MLB season winds down, the MVP race in each league is only heating up. While in the AL a clear frontrunner has emerged, who will win the sought-after title in the NL is still up in the air.
Numerous factors are taken into consideration when the voters select the MVPs. Leading in one or more statistical categories does not guarantee a player anything.
Here is a list of the contenders for the AL and NL MVPs and reasons why they deserve to have their names in the ring.