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Matt Kemp: Is the Los Angeles Dodger the NL MVP?

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Matt Kemp: Is the Los Angeles Dodger the NL MVP?
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Matt Kemp has carried the Dodgers all season and it's made him an MVP candidate despite the team dwelling near the bottom of the NL West

There have been only two things worth watching on the Dodgers this year: Clayton Kershaw and Matt Kemp. If you add a third, it’d be the ongoing saga involving the ownership of the team.

As we enter the last month-and-a-half of the season, the award talk is heating up and it’s time for guys to start making their case. In my opinion, the National League MVP should go to a guy who’s been the clear-cut leader of his team with the numbers to match it.

Matt Kemp had a subpar 2010 season and he’s already eclipsed those numbers. He’s matured as a team leader and he’s been a one-man wrecking crew at the plate.

Let’s go ahead and look at why Kemp deserves to be the MVP despite the Dodgers’ struggles.

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