Rank 'Em: American League MVP
Created: August 23, 2011, 12:29 PM
Is Justin Verlander No. 1?
How do you size up the American League Most Valuable Player race?
No starting pitcher has claimed MVP honors since Roger Clemens in 1986, but Tigers ace Justin Verlander is making a strong case for himself. The Red Sox may well have the winner, but good luck figuring out which one of them he is. And if Andre Dawson can win an MVP award in last place, surely Jose Bautista can make a run on a team that should finish around .500.
The race likely will be won or lost based on what happens down the stretch, but who is the favorite as the final month of the regular season nears?