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Sep 18, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies third baseman N. Arenado (28) during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

More talk about Nolan and the MVP

(via Denver Post)

San Diego Padres’ manager Pat Murphy had this to say about Nolan Arenado’ MVP candidacy:

"“I love him. I’d probably vote for him. This guy is amazing.”"

Later, Walt Weiss added on how winning doesn’t necessarily matter as much in the MVP race this year as it has in the past:

"“Playing for a playoff team is definitely a factor. This year is different. You can make the case for a few guys not on playoff teams. That’s why I think Nolan has as good a chance as anybody, because we don’t have one of those years where a guy on one of the best teams is having a huge year.”"

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I know, I’m kind of getting sick of the Nolan Arenado MVP talk, too. But coming from guys like Murphy and Weiss… it matters. It really matters.

Those guys see Arenado day in and day out in a way that broadcasters and writers and fans don’t… and for an opposing manager to say he’d vote for Arenado for MVP… that ain’t a joke.

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