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Why Clayton Kershaw is actually the favorite to win the NL MVP
Why Clayton Kershaw is actually the favorite to win the NL MVP

“MVP! MVP! MVP!” Thank you, thank you, I owe it all to … wait, those aren’t blogger-of-the-year chants? What, Kobe’s in the house? Peyton Manning’s making an unexpected L.A. visit? No, it seems the roar is picking up local support for the National League MVP candidacy of Clayton Kershaw. That’s correct, a pitcher. Get over it, this may well happen. The Times’ Bill Shaikin thinks it could, as do The Register’s Pedro Moura and MLB.com’s Ken Gurnick. It’s a regular movement. A pitcher hasn’t won the NL MVP award since Bob Gibson in 1968, though the American League has had seven since then, most recently Justin...

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