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K-Rod would be latest in long line of oddball MVP choices

If you take a close look at the stats, it's difficult to justify Francisco Rodriguez as AL MVP. Story

Updated: August 6, 2008, 10:46 AM ET
By Jonah Keri | Special to Page 2

Today, my colleague Jim Caple ably lays out all the evidence explaining how closer is the most overrated position in sports. A few months from now, we may have another great example to add to his theory: Francisco Rodriguez's emergence as one of the favorites for the AL MVP award.

Many media members, especially those in Orange County, have been happy to tout K-Rod's candidacy.

If you're an AL MVP voter, here's what you know:

• The Angels own the best ...

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