Apparently the Dodgers are glad to be rid of terrible former owner, Frank McCourt because they are on fire to start the season. Through 22 games, the Boys in Blue are 16-6, four games ahead of second place San Francisco in the National League West. In fact, the Dodgers share the best record in all of baseball with the Texas Rangers. The 'experts' mostly had L.A. in third in their division during the preseason picks.
One of the big reasons for L.A.'s success is the play of Matt Kemp, who is the early favorite for NL MVP. Yes, there are 140 games left, but it's never too early to start talking about the MVP race.
Kemp has knocked a major league leading 11 HRs in April so far, which is also a Dodgers' team record. Kemp is terrorizing opposing pitchers with a .425 batting average, and has 24 runs batted in.
On the defensive side, Kemp is starting to become one of the game's best outfielders. The 27-year-old is cementing his place as one of MLB's top all around players. As long as he stays healthy and the Dodgers keep winning, he's going to be hard to vote against for MVP.
Kemp was on Conan O'Brien's show recently and said he could beat new Dodgers owner Magic Johnson in basketball too, so the guy isn't lacking for self confidence either.
Article by Eric Gray