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Most often, the best player is the MVP

Rob says enough with the talk that a player like A-Rod can't be an MVP just because he plays for a last-place team.

Originally Published: September 6, 2002
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

There's a part of me that doesn't give a tinker's damn who wins the American League's MVP Award. I don't need some piece of hardware, the recipient determined by 28 men with their own sets of biases, to tell me who the most valuable player in the league is. And neither do you.

Then again, there's another part of me that cares a whole hell of a lot. If I were living in a cabin off in the mountains, without my DirecTV or my Internet, I probably wouldn't pay much attention at all. But "Who's ...

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