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Sep 15, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman N. Arenado (28) heads to the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the sixteenth inning. Rockies won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Nolan Arenado is good… but not an MVP

(via Rockies Zingers)

Nolan Arenado is really good, but he won’t win the MVP — so says Adam Peterson over at Rockies Zingers, and I for one think he’s probably right about that.

Peterson makes a compelling case for Nolan (can you even imagine his future?!), but at the end of the day, Nolan isn’t quite the right fit for the National League MVP this year, especially considering Bryce Harper has been utterly dominant this year for a better ball club.

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The ROOT Sports guys also had an interesting conversation about this on Friday night during the Rockies’ game against the Padres. While Nolan is a compelling study and should receive some MVP votes, Harper has a better batting average and on-base percentage, he has now hit more home runs than Arenado, he’s carried a better team, and has been a part of a playoff race for longer than Arenado.

Yes, the Nationals completely faded in the last month of the season, but they would’ve faded much sooner without Harper, who literally held them up for the better part of the season, against all odds. The Colorado Rockies, on the other hand, faded from the start — even in spite of Arenado’s presence.

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