A 92-win season and a division title usually begets an MVP candidate. Or four.
For the Dodgers — a team of several superstars and, this year, several superstars with injuries — the National League MVP votes were more fractured than Hanley Ramirez‘s rib.
Clayton Kershaw, who won the National League Cy Young Award on Wednesday finished seventh in the MVP race with 146 points. Ramirez followed in a distant eighth, with 58 points. Yasiel Puig (15th) and Adrian Gonzalez (19th) were the only other Dodgers listed on ballots.
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen won the award, handily outdistancing runner-up Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Here is how the points were tallied, courtesy of the BBWAA:
|Andrew McCutchen, Pirates||28||1||1||409|
|Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs||15||9||1||3||2||242|
|Yadier Molina, Cardinals||2||8||4||6||6||1||2||1||219|
|Matt Carpenter, Cardinals||6||5||4||3||9||1||1||1||194|
|Freddie Freeman, Braves||5||7||8||8||1||1||154|
|Joey Votto, Reds||2||8||7||3||4||1||2||149|
|Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers||8||4||4||5||4||1||146|
|Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers||1||1||2||1||2||3||3||3||58|
|Carlos Gomez, Brewers||1||3||6||2||3||43|
|Jay Bruce, Reds||1||1||3||2||3||30|
|Craig Kimbrel, Braves||1||1||3||3||27|
|Shin Soo Choo, Reds||1||1||1||4||3||23|
|Jayson Werth, Nationals||1||2||2||6||20|
|Andrelton Simmons, Braves||2||4||14|
|Yasiel Puig, Dodgers||1||2||10|
|Hunter Pence, Giants||1||1||2||7|
|Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies||2||1||5|
|Allen Craig, Cardinals||1||1||4|
|Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers||1||1||4|
|Buster Posey, Giants||1||3|
|Adam Wainwright, Cardinals||1||3|
|Michael Cuddyer, Rockies||3||3|
|Matt Holliday, Cardinals||1||2|
|Russell Martin, Pirates||1||1|
The table with complete individual voting results won’t fit here. Click on the BBWAA link above for the complete breakdown. Kershaw received third-place votes from chapter members in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati (2), Arizona and Chicago. Ramirez was listed third on a ballot from the Colorado chapter.