With nine home runs through less than four weeks of the season including five in his last five games, Chase Utley is seeking out the Philadelphia Phillies third MVP award in the last three years.
Not far behind him, if at all, is New York Mets third baseman David Wright. With four homers, 3 stolen bases, a .343 batting average, and 19 rbi to go with 19 walks, Wright is at the top of every offensive category.
The funny thing is that both of these players could have won this award last year but were each overlooked for different reasons out of their control.
Utley, who was hit in the hand by a pitch, missed 32 games towards the end of the season which basically eliminated him from contention for the award while Wright was left out of the discussion mostly because of the implosion that the rest of the Mets team suffered from last year.
This year, Utley and Wright have each started off on fire and are currently annihilating National League pitching from the three hole on their respective teams.
Although the season, much like the rivalry between these two NL East power-houses, is still blossoming, I wanted to get your opinion on who you would rather have on your team and why as well as who has the better chance of winning the MVP this year.