New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes came up huge for his team once again last night, as his 8th inning home run off Drew Storen helped the Mets complete a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals.

Cespedes’ home run was the latest addition to an abbreviated resume that is garnering him National League MVP consideration. In his 36 games since coming to New York at the trade deadline, Cespedes has 14 home runs, 38 RBI and a .312 batting average. Nationals outfielder and MVP front runner Bryce Harper currently has 36 home runs, 86 RBI, a .336 average, and an incredible nine wins above replacement in 132 games.

So does Cespedes actually have a legitimate case for beating out Harper for MVP after spending most of the season in the AL? Not according to MLB Network Radio’s Mike Ferrin.

“Bryce Harper has clearly been the best player in the National League, and really, he’s probably been the best player overall in baseball,” Ferrin said. “Somebody’s trying to force someone else into this conversation, as opposed to just recognizing what really is an historic season.”

Ferrin’s co-host Jim Duquette agreed.

“It does a disservice to Bryce Harper for the season that he’s having to sit there and say, ‘Well, a guy like Cespedes has even a chance,'” said Duquette. “I really don’t think that should even enter into the equation.”

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