2011 NL MVP: The Rise, Fall, and Possible Resurgence of Ryan Braun

The 2011 National League race to the Most Valuable Player award was not without controversy, as Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun won a close battle with LA Dodger Matt Kemp. While Braun’s statistics were undoubtedly high (33 HR, 111 RBI, 41 SB), Matt Kemp outdid him in virtually every category (39 HR, 124 RBI, 41 SB). 

2011 AL MVP: How Justin Verlander took over the league.

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale) 2011 was an amazing baseball season for American League hitters.  With Jose Bautista, Jacoby Ellsbury, Miguel Cabrera and Curtis Granderson all knocking 30 balls out of the park and driving in over 100 runs each,  the race for the AL Most Valuable Player award was bound to be a heated one. Continue reading “2011 AL MVP: How Justin Verlander took over the league.”