Could it be anyone else? Gonzalez has been as good as advertised in his first season for the Red Sox, and perhaps even a little bit better.
The slugger leads the Red Sox in every offensive category and his name is peppered all over the MLB leaderboards. He’s first in RBI (73), second in hits (116), second in doubles (26), and second in batting average (.349) in Major League Baseball. He’s even managed to throw in three triples and a steal in his spare time.
Gonzalez is a run-away lock for Red Sox MVP, and even then, he is an early favorite for the AL MVP award as well.