Ladies and Gentlemen and whoever else may be voting on the National League MVP: Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is the winner of this award or it should be thrown out. As if there was one person somewhere with a good reason not to give the MVP to Goldschmidt, he went out and had a crazy game on Sunday good enough for five RBI and proved once again how good he has been all year long.
That brought his total to 32 home runs and 114 RBI for the season. There are a lot of good players out there this season but no one has meant more to their team than Goldschmidt. I don’t care what WAR says or any other stat for that matter. The main stats you see on any stat sheet will tell you that Goldschmidt is the best and he should win this award running away.
Of course he also should have been the first managerial choice for first base in the all-star game as well but he wasn’t. As a matter of fact it took some doing just to get him on the ballot. If the same care is used to gauge whether or not he is worthy of this award, there will be a great travesty done to the man and his team.
The Diamondbacks are not going to the playoffs this season but they would be down with the Miami Marlins and Houston Astros without Goldschmidt. He is more valuable to his team than any other player and has been all year long. His five RBI game today should cement his stance as the National League MVP.