Accolades aside, can Ells win MVP?

Jacoby's numbers stack up vs. Cabrera, Grandy et al, but can WAR trump Sox collapse?

Updated: November 21, 2011, 10:43 AM ET
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPNBoston.com

In 2011, Jacoby Ellsbury became the first player in Boston Red Sox history to record 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a single season. He was the first AL player to hit .320 during a 30-30 season. Ellsbury even captured a Gold Glove and led the league in total bases.

But will that be enough to bring the MVP award back to Boston when the winner is announced Monday?

Ellsbury looks to become the 12th MVP in Red Sox history, and the first Boston outfielder since Jim Rice in 1978. ...

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