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The best player in the American League lives right here in SoCal. That was confirmed yesterday as Vladimir Guerrero was named AL MVP. Guerrero is as fun to watch as any player in baseball. He plays the game like a little kid, only really freakin' well. It doesn't matter whether the ball is thrown at his head, a foot outside, or bounce in the dirt. Vlad can hit it. If he'd grown up in England, he'd be the world's best cricket player.
You could have made the case that Manny Ramirez should be MVP based on his offensive numbers being marginally better. But that slight difference is more than made up for with Vlad's defense. There is no question that Vlad Guerrero.
SoCal is lucky to have Vlad playing for the Los Angeles errr... Anaheim Angels.