Dodgers: Corey Seager Wins the NLCS MVP Award After Game 7 Win
The Dodgers just played one of the best Championship Series that you will ever see. After falling back 3 games to 1, Los Angeles came roaring all the way back to punch their ticket to the World Series, their third appearance in 4 years.
After the Dodgers won Game7 over the Braves, the only thing left to do was name the MVP and celebrate. As expected, Corey Seager took home the Most Valuable Player honors. With the history postseason that Seager has already put together, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where he didn’t win the award.
SEAGER SMOOTH.@coreyseager_5 is the NLCS MVP. pic.twitter.com/Ti5ynxNxYi
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) October 19, 2020
Seager had a ridiculous Championship Series considering that he broke some records along the way. His 5 homeruns were the most by a shortstop in a single postseason series in Major League history. He also now leads the Dodges franchise for homeruns and runs driven in for a single postseason.
The argument could probably have been for a few guys in this series. The key hits that Will Smith had in the series were probably enough to at least warrant a conversation. But the 9 hits that Seager complied during the series always seemed to come at the most crucial time for the Dodgers.
Seager’s solo shot on Saturday came during the 1st inning got the Dodgers started. His two homeruns on Friday fueled them to a win, with his second one cementing the lead over Atlanta. If the Dodgers want to break their World Series drought, Corey Seager will almost certainly be a big part of the success.
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Seager was the MVP, Smith deserved a thought a you mentioned, and don’t forget about Julio’s 2 impactful games.
Seager deserved the MVP. Freeman will probably be the league MVP. But there’s still this guy named Mookie who does everything better than just about everyone else. His defense was more on show in the NLCS than his offense, but he will always find a way to contribute. If there was an award for the most complete ball player in baseball, it should go to Mookie. This guy would have fit into any generation of ballplayers. He’s an old school team player with a winning mentality to go along with tremendous skills. He’s not a particularly big guy. He’s not particularly muscular looking. But he seems to have been made to play baseball.
While Corey surely had the offensive series to earn the MVP I think you have to at least not at Mookie for his defense against the Braves.