April is just about in the books. It is hard to believe that we have had Major League Baseball for almost a month now. It has been an entertaining—and surprising at times—first month.
While it is common to forget about April when the pennant race heats up in the fall, April plays a big role for a lot of teams, and not just in terms of wins and losses (which still count in September, "April doesn't matter" guys). April can give young teams confidence (Indians, Marlins) or can cause contenders to hit the panic button (Twins, Red Sox), even if it is early.
Here are my picks for each team's MVP through the first month of the baseball season.