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DH MVPs, etc.

A few thoughts for the day:
David Ortiz is the best clutch hitter I've ever seen. However, he should not be the league MVP as long as he is a designated hitter, unless his offensive statistics so outdistanced the rest of the league (e.g. Robo Bonds) that it would be laughable if anyone else was named MVP. He is not even the MVP of the Sox this year. I'd give that award to Johnny Damon in a close race over 'Tek. Thus, I think Jesus of Centerfield should be the 2005 AL MVP, and thus further bolster his case to be paid 100 chests of gold this winter.The media loves to use statistics to prove if someone his on fire or in a slump, as they should. Yet, it seems like they vary the sample size in these analyses in order to prove their point. That is, they'll point out the 'Tek is struggling going 1 for his last 15 (that is about one series!) then a week later say he's on fire going 15 for his last 18 for his last 50. Just a thought.Losing Kapler is a big deal.
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