National League MVP: How Goldschmidt Came Second

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National League MVP: How Goldschmidt Came Second
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Looking back at our preview this morning, Goldschmidt did indeed become the highest-ranked Diamondback ever, blowing away the non-playoff competition, and even surpassing the third-place finishes of Matt Williams and Luis Gonzalez, who were both on post-season teams. However, he did not surpass the overall points totals of either man (269 and 261 respectively); while two fewer ballots this year may have played a part in that, the gap was sufficient much that he'd have needed a first-place vote from one of the Houston voters, even to have a chance of catching Gonzalez.

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