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Last season, third baseman Evan Longoria started on a hot streak. Through the month of April, the Man with the Mullet was looking like a serious MVP candidate.
But he cooled off eventually, and ended the year with pedestrian numbers across the board. This year, he will do the exact opposite.
Coming out of the gate, Longoria will be as cold as a melting ice cube (which, if you don't get the analogy, means bad, but not that bad). By mid-May, Rays fans will be wondering what is wrong with their prized possession.
During the All Star Break, when Longo is at home sitting on his .260/10 home runs/41 RBI, he will make a decision to shave the mullet and start fresh.
After the break, he will tear American League pitching to shreds, eclipsing his 2010 home run total and getting his name into the AL MVP discussion..
By the end of the year, he will have a .295 average with 36 home runs and 125 RBI, and though he will not win MVP, he will have vaulted the Rays into contention.