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The NL MVP subtext

Watch where Braun lands in voting with an eye toward future

Updated: November 15, 2012, 8:28 AM ET
By Peter Keating | ESPN.com

Ryan Braun isn't getting much love in the National League MVP race, which says a lot about MVP voters -- what kind of players they like, and what they're doing, and failing to do, about allegations of steroid use.

Braun led the NL in home runs (41), runs scored (108), total bases (356) and OPS (.987), and was only the 11th player in MLB history to smack 40 homers and swipe 30 bases in a season. Buster Posey won the batting title (.336) while backstopping the Giants to a world championship. ...

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