Our friend, John Fay, believes Joey Votto merits consideration as this year’s MVP:

His big day yesterday — he was 5-for-7 with two home runs and four RBI in the doubleheader — put him in the lead in on-base plus slugging. That’s what I look at first as an MVP voter. He’s at .992. Ryan Braun is second at .985.

Votto also leads the NL in average with runners in scoring position at .435.

Again, I don’t expect him to repeat, but his numbers warrant consideration.

What do you think?