Who will be the AL MVP?
Manny Ramirez (Boston) OPS over 1.000, top 10 in Runs, RBI, HR, doubles, and batting average. And think, he almost got traded away in April.
Gary Sheffield (New York) Playing through the pain, still putting up the big numbers despite being in the league for 16 years.
Ichiro Suzuki (Seattle) On course to break 84 year-old record for hits in a season, broken records for hits in first four seasons as well as most 50 hit months in a season. Hit over .400 in May and July, and .463 in August.
Lew Ford (Minnesota) Shannon Stewart out? Torii Hunter out? Rookie of the Year candidate Joe Mauer out? No problem. Lew Ford came through for the Twins, despite starting the season in Triple-A ball. He's continually saved the team all-season long. And oh yeah, he's just a rookie.
Melvin Mora (Baltimore) Skirting the 1.000 OPS line from the 2-spot, he should reach 100 runs and 100 RBIs despite playing 4 games from mid-June to mid-July.
Vlad Guerrero (Anaheim) Top 10 in multiple categories, he's on pace for a 200-hit season, with 30+ HRs. Already over 100 runs and RBIs. Selected
Ivan Rodriguez (Detroit) Last year's laughing stock team got out of the gate quickly and put pressure on a surprisingly close AL Central. He's hitting 30 points above career average and has the Tigers in the hunt for 2nd place.
Travis Hafner (Cleveland) No Jim Thome? No problem. Pronk sits 3rd in OPS in the AL, and is being paid $316k this season. Helped Cleveland get to 8 games over .500 in early August after a 68-94 2003 finish.
Another Hitter Miguel Tejada leads the majors in RBIs, David Ortiz has been clutch all season, Carlos Guillen helped Pudge resurrect the Tigers after being dumped by the Mariners, Mark Teixeira and Michael Young have had the Rangers in the hunt all season, Chavez and Durazo have brought the As back.
A pitcher Curt Schilling has been a club house leader, and is going after 20 wins. Johann Santana has come on strong in Minnesota with 30+ Ks more than Pedro. Kenny Rogers, Mark Mulder have been leaders out West, and figure in the Cy hunt as well. Rivera and Nathan have been lights out... but MVP?
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