A’s shortstop Marcus Semien belongs in the MVP discussion

first_imgOAKLAND — It has been a while since Marcus Semien had to answer questions from reporters who follow the A’s regularly.It’s not because he’s slumping, not because he’s inconsistent. He has warranted no check-ins. There were few games that stood out from his norm.Semien has just been…excellent. All season. Extraordinary has become ordinary. But that view needs to change.“It is not premature to talk about him in the MVP race,” manager Bob Melvin said Saturday night. “You don’t have to knock in …last_img

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