I Repeat: Your 2008 AL MVP Is Dustin Pedroia

Alex PotterCorrespondent ISeptember 30, 2008

This is a re-print with obvious revisions of stats of an article that I wrote in early September.

With the 2008 regular season nobody had a better all-around season that Dustin Pedroia, other than Cliff Lee who will be the Cy Young Winner.

Dustin Pedroia has been the best all-around player of the 2008 season, batting .326 and having 213 hits isn't so bad, his little bat has made a little more than average impact on the Boston lineup.

Let's break down Pedroia's stats heading into one of the most important series of the season against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Pedroia bats .326, has 213 hits, has 17 home runs and 83 RBI's.

What does this mean exactly? Well, without a solid number 4 batter in the lineup it helps to have solid contact hitters in the top of the order. With the acquisition of Mark Kotsay and Jason Bay, it helps contrast the order.

Is Dustin Pedroia an MVP candidate?

To me and I am sure the rest of  Red Sox Nation, Dustin Pedroia is the MVP of 2008 unless, K-Rod wins it, but the chances of a pitcher winning it are very slim.

So make your bets now because last year's Rookie of the Year is this year's MVP!


To all of the naysayers from the first time I published this article, I have this to say,"You are not a Red Sox fan and you wouldn't understand!". It is simple, I do not have to give you stats out of my ass all day to tell you that he had the best all-around season.