With everyone and their brother picking Andrew McCutchen to be Pittsburgh's first Most Valuable Player since the George H.W. Bush administration, I thought it'd be fun to look at which teams have toiled the longest without one of their players winning the big one. Today we'll look at the National League.
|Giants||2012||Buster Posey||Good baseball player (insight).|
|Brewers||2011||Ryan Braun||If Brewers don't want Braundo, he can play for my team.|
|Reds||2010||Joey Votto||Selfish, RBI-hating jerk only cares about scoring runs for his team.|
|Cardinals||2009||Albert Pujols||Greatest first baseman since ... Jimmie Foxx?|
|Phillies||2007||Jimmy Rollins||Classic narrative pick. Wright or Utley would've been better.|
|Braves||1999||Chipper Jones||Edged Bagwell in stretch performance vs. rival Mets.|
|Cubs||1998||Sammy Sosa||McGwire was better. Monstrous '01 overshadowed by Bonds.|
|Rockies||1997||Larry Walker||Biggio or Piazza more deserving, but Walker was HOF great.|
|Padres||1996||Ken Caminiti||Tony "Mr. Padre" Gwynn might be best player to never win MVP.|
|Pirates||1992||Barry Bonds||Also Pittsburgh's last winning season, not coincidentally.|
|Dodgers||1988||Kirk Gibson||Who will be the next Dodger MVP? Kemp? Puig? Kershaw?
|Mets||-||-||Case against New York bias in award voting starts here.|
|Nationals||-||-||Raines jobbed in '87 by terrible Dawson pick.|
|Marlins||-||-||Best season by a Marlin: Hanley in '08 or Sheffield in '96?|
|D'backs||-||-||Randy Johnson probably should've won in '99 or '00.|