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Dodgers mailbag: Who should be National League MVP?

Dodgers mailbag: Who should be National League MVP?

The regular season is over. The Dodgers went 104-58. That’s pretty good!

It also falls short of the outsized expectations the team created during the summer, when they were on pace for 116 victories. These are the breaks when you assemble the most talented 40-man roster in the sport with the highest payroll in the sport. People expect things.

But, really, nothing that happened in the first six months of the season matters. The Dodgers won their division, as they expected to do. They finished with the best record in baseball, as many projection systems expected them to do. The road to the World Series goes through Dodger Stadium — if, of course, the Dodgers advance to the World...

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