Yet because this is the sport of baseball, where people tend to have the least diverse and least innovative ideas in the world, the debate lives on: Should a pitcher really be able to win the MVP?
The short answer is simple: Yes. Don’t be a dummy. There’s no more crucial element to the sport of baseball than pitching, and when you’re absolutely dominant on the mound, you are impacting the game in a way nobody else can. So yes. Duh. Of course. The Dodgers went 23-4 in games when Kershaw started, good for an .851 winning percentage, and they went 71-64 in games he did not, which is just a .526 winning percentage. The guy’s good, OK? He deserved the award. Winning the Cy Young should not preclude him from doing so "
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