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Javier Baez Named as Finalist for NL MVP Award

Baez is looking to become the second Cubs MVP in three seasons, with Kris Bryant winning in 2016



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    Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez may not have won a Gold Glove award this weekend, but he is a finalist for an even bigger prize.

    On Monday, Baez was named of three finalists for the National League Most Valuable Player award. The talented infielder hit 34 home runs and drove in a league-high 111 RBI this season for the Cubs, and was widely considered to be one of the best players in the league all year long.

    Baez will be competing against Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, who hit 36 home runs and drove in 110 RBI on the year, and Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, who slugged 38 home runs to lead the National League, for the prize.

    Baez will be trying to become the second Cubs player in three seasons to win the MVP award, as third baseman Kris Bryant took home the prize in 2016.

    The infielder was a finalist for the Gold Glove award at second base, but ultimately lost out to Rockies infielder D.J. LeMahieu on Sunday night.

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