Josh Elliott rules!!!(NL MVP talk)
Josh Elliot is a sportswriter for Sports Illustrated that made his debut on Around the Horn today.
The show lead off with the question over who should be the NL MVP and while Adande and Cowlishaw still went with Barry Bonds and Jay Mariotti said Scoitt Rolen, Josh Elliot went with the guy that I've been hoping that he'd get some publicity for as an NL MVP contender, that guy is Adrian Beltre.
Beltre is our line-up, we don't get to Gagne without a lead, and we don't have a lead without Beltre. .324 BA with 31 HR's and 77 RBI's, doing this virtually with no help(Green, Finley and Bradley are good but not that great) and one a 1st place team that looks to win the division unless they collapse here in the last month. 7th in the NL in batting, 4th in the NL in HR's and 8th in the league in RBI's, only other player in the NL that is in the top 10 in all 3 categories is STL's Scott Rolen.
He won't win it, I honestly think he should because as a Dodger fan, I know this season wouldn't be close to as good if it weren't for him in the line-up, but I was glad to see him at least being mentioned by someone nationally as a contender for the award.