Barry Larkin


Over the weekend Davey Johnson was asked who the MVP of the 2013 Nationals was, despite their ups and downs this year, which player was the biggest reason they still managed a competitive season.


In this age of deflated power numbers and de-emphasized baserunning, it's no small feat when a major leaguer pulls off a 20-20 combo in a single season: 20 home runs, 20 stolen bases.


There are any number of impressive and surprising aspects to the Nationals' red-hot start to the season. A major league best 2.34 ERA and 144 strikeouts. A National League best 12 wins.