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No MVP, but Matt Kemp breaks out

Dodgers' OF fell short of award, but it's clear he'll have more chances for it to happen

Updated: November 22, 2011, 8:51 PM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

In 17 years of covering Major League Baseball, most of them as a full-fledged beat reporter and a few as a frequently utilized backup, I have borne witness to just one Most Valuable Player season. I went into Tuesday fairly convinced it was about to become two before Matt Kemp ultimately fell short, losing out to Milwaukee's Ryan Braun by 56 points, but it got me thinking about what really constitutes an MVP performance.

The memory not quite what it used to be, I went online to look up the ...

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