For players who spent months putting up the kind of numbers and making the kind of plays that gained them entry to the MVP debate, one day can change everything when the calendar flip to September.
Last year's SportsNation MVP Tracker had Jermaine Dye as the prohibitive favorite in the AL on Sep. 1. But as Dye cooled, Derek Jeter seized the lead, only to surrender it himself when Justin Morneau claimed the most votes on Sep. 21. Morneau held the lead the rest of the regular season, and just as SportsNation predicted, won the actual award.
With a wild race unfolding in the NL and several top candidates battling for position in the AL, how will this year's races turn out? You tell us, SportsNation.