Friday, November 16, 2018

Red Sox RF Mookie Betts Is Your 2018 American League Most Valuable Player

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It came as a shock to exactly no one‚ not even Yankee fans. The historic season put up by Red Sox right-fielder Mookie Betts made him the American League MVP choice on 28 of 30 writers' ballots. Betts topped the majors in batting average (.346), slugging (.640) and runs scored (129)—and clouted 32 HRs from the lead-off spot. He became the first 30-30 (home runs/steals) player in MLB history to also win the batting title in the same year. Pretty impressive. But that's not all, Mookie committed just one error all season while patrolling the toughest right-field in all of baseball. What else can you say that hasn't already been said? It's simple: Your Boston Red Sox have the best player in the American League—and maybe in all of baseball. Rejoice! Congrats, Mookie—AL MVP, All-Star, Gold Glover, Silver Slugger! Not a bad year!