Since Jay Bruce is now a Met and Bryce Harper is more worried about sponsorship offers and instagramming his breakfast in every MLB city rather than playing well; we must find a new warrior to hold our interests.
We turn our attention to the slow-heartbeat of one Corey Seager. The guy is quiet, calm, collected, and has at-bats like a 15-year veteran night in and night out. He isn’t worried about telling you he drinks a certain cola, or a certain brand of this or that. He doesn’t social media tweet every meal. He just goes out and quietly does his business like a superstar.
And after tonight’s game at Coors where he homered off Tyler Chatwood to tie the game; his 19th of the season, he’s eclipsed a five fWAR season. The only position player with a higher fWAR than the 22-year old Seager in the National League is Kris Bryant. And therein lies your National League MVP, one of these two.
Coors Field games are fun too, by golly. This one wasn’t a funhouse that it usually turns into though. But the Dodgers quieted the hottest team in baseball (yes, the Rockies) for a night at their home park with Seager getting the best part of Chatwood when it mattered most. The Dodgers remain just two games behind the Giants headed back to magical Dodger Stadium where Vin Scully will bless those Bums with his voice over the weekend.