St. Louis Cardinals First Half MVP


Call To The Pen is the Fansided, LLC general baseball website and recently lead writer Blaine Blontz decided to hold a discussion between the sites writers as to who is each teams first half MVP.

You can read the official post here at NL Central MVPs. I consulted with our fan base via Twitter and we got our answer.

St. Louis Cardinals – Lance Berkman

It is a crazy season in STL and the most unlikely of heroes has come to light. The past few years could have led us to say Pujols, Holliday, Carp, or Wainwright, but now it seems as though we have a clear majority into our team MVP this first half. Lance Berkman has been one incredibly reliable piece in the Cardinals lineup and one that almost wasn’t even meant to be. Last season his average was a rather dismal .248 and his power numbers took a huge shot.

This season he already surpassed his 2010 HR tally and is on pace to hit over 40 HR’s and 120 RBI’s. It seems like forever ago we thought who in their right mind would still give this guy that $8 million pay stub we extended, even over one year. With Holliday and now Albert being out, it turns out to be the greatest offseason acquisition in recent memory for the club.

Other candidates could have been Kyle McClellan or Jaime Garcia from the starting rotation. This was my gut feeling all along and the fans of the Redbird Rants Twitter page gave me a resounding affirmation naming Berkman our man.

Nick Zell – Redbird Rants