It’s impossible to disagree with this one, unless you wanted Anthony Rizzo to share the honor.
Kris Bryant, by far the most impactful player on the best team in baseball, will add another swatch of hardware to his collection with his first NL MVP trophy.
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) November 17, 2016
A .292 average alongside 39 homers and 102 RBI make him a bonafide MVP, while the Cubs’ 103 wins make him the anti-Trout candidate. Tradition reigns supreme over on the National League side…except, you know, that whole “Cubs Winning the World Series” thing.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) November 17, 2016
A big year for WAR continues, though, as while Bryant’s 7.7 figure isn’t quite as lofty as Mike Trout’s 10.6, both league leaders went home with the proper hardware. Looks like, for one year only, this has become the Most Sabermetric Player Award.