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Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia: Your AL MVP?

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dustin.jpgOzzie Guillen doesn't always say it best. But his postgame comments after Dustin Pedoria collected four hits for the second straight night against the White Sox summed up how a lot of opposing managers feel about facing the scrappy second baseman.

"''I never thought I was going to walk a goddamn jockey,'' Guillen said of the 5-7 Pedroia, a player he actually admires. ''Walking a guy who just came from being on top of Big Brown. Right now, he's on a roll. This guy right now is on fire. No matter what you throw up there, he's going to get it. I can't believe you can change professions in one year, go from the Kentucky Derby to the Boston Red Sox ballpark.''
Guillen, who inexplicably drew a blank on "Fenway" Park, has good reason to be impressed. Pedoria has gone 8-for-8 in the first two games of the season and his hitting .327 on the year. He's also blasted 15 home runs and driven in 68 runs while playing a middle infield position. But does all of this add up to an MVP season?

Pedroia, for one, doesn't seem to care.

""I don't care [about the MVP]," Pedroia said. "That's great for the fans to think that, but I just try to come out and play hard every day. Hopefully we can win. That's all I care about."




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This guy is a player. Fun to watch!

Manny's gone. Youk and Lowell are hurt. He is keeping the sox in the lead for the wild card race. He's a great player and good guy. My vote for MVP.

Did he have cancer??? I dont know if he did and if it said the answer in this article I will be embarrased. I just scanned.

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