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MVP Again?National baseball writer for FOX Sports Jon Paul Morosi declared today that Dustin Pedroia is his first-half AL MVP.  It's always nice to see Boston players get national recognition—especially at the expense of a Pinstriped Poser. Robinson Cano currently leads Pedroia is All-Star Game balloting—but Morosi's view places him as not only inferior to Pedey at second base but overall as well. Of course, Morosi's declaration has already generated a considerable amount of controvery—particularly among advocates of Miguel Cabrera and Chris Davis as MVP contenders. Count us as agreeing with Morosi about The Muddy Chicken.
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