Dodgers duo having banner seasons

Matt Kemp (NL MVP) and Clayton Kershaw (NL Cy Young) in running for major awards

Originally Published: September 14, 2011
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

The Los Angeles Dodgers have played a better brand of baseball lately under manager Don Mattingly, so the question du jour is no longer, "Can a losing team produce the National League's Most Valuable Player and Cy Young Award winner in the same season?''

The question should now read, "Can a .500-caliber team overcome a series of embarrassments, ownership upheaval and waning fan interest to produce the MVP and Cy Young winner in the same season?''

The candidates' names are Matt ...

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