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Will Middlebrooks showing he belongs

Updated: May 8, 2012, 12:22 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
It was probably somewhere between the first and second home runs Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks bashed in Kansas City on Monday night that the tweets and emails really started coming in: Should I drop Player A to add this awesome prospect? Or can I really trade Player B for him? Middlebrooks is 8-for-21 after four games, with 3 home runs and 9 RBIs, and I'm guessing Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine isn't questioning whether he's mentally or emotionally into the game.

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