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Who believed Dustin Pedroia was an MVP candidate back in March? The unlikeliest MVPs. Story

Updated: November 19, 2008, 2:20 PM ET
By Jim Baker | Special to Page 2

There is a very good chance Dustin Pedroia is going to be named the 2008 American League MVP on Tuesday. It shouldn't come as any surprise if it happens because he certainly has the credentials. (Editor's note: Pedroia was indeed named AL MVP a day after this story was originally posted.) We have the benefit of hindsight, though. How surprised would we have been if we were told he was a likely candidate back in March? True, he was the Rookie of the Year in 2007, but how often are 24-year old second ...

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