Jayson Stark casts his ballots. “NL MVP- You don’t have to burn out many brain cells to make a case for Joey Votto. He rolled into September in position to become just the ninth winner in the past half-century of the modern Triple Crown (batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage). But he also leads the league in RBIs. He’s tied for third in homers. He’s No. 1 in most of the major sabermetric categories (OPS+, offensive win percentage, win probability added, etc.) And his team is stampeding away with the National League Central. [ESPN]