Found March 08, 2013 on NESN.com:
Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout turned last year’s American League MVP voting into a two-horse race, but former Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine thinks someone else was in the discussion before an injury derailed his season. Valentine spoke glowingly of David Ortiz in an interview on Boston’s NBC Sports Radio on Thursday, making it clear that he thinks Ortiz is as good as they come. “Well, you know what, [when Ortiz] played last year, he was the MVP of the league, I thought,” Valentine said, according to CSNNE.com.  “He was as good as there is . . . “ Ortiz finished last season with a .318 average, .415 on-base percentage, 23 home runs and 60 RBIs in 90 games. The slugger only played one game after suffering an Achilles injury on July 16, but he was undoubtedly an important player up until that point, even if the Red Sox weren’t exactly in prime position to make a playoff run. Ortiz is still battling back from that Achilles injury, but Valentine isn’t too concerned, despite Opening Day...
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