"Despite having homered in five of seven games going into last night, the numbers may lean away from Big Papi. Leading all of baseball with 118 RBIs and the group with 36 doubles, he trails A-Rod in nearly every other power category -- 40 homers to 36,
That was Sept. 4. Now, Ortiz has a
Yes, Ortiz is "only" a DH. But he is the best DH in history, and has redefined clutch hitting, and is the reason the Sox have a chance at the playoffs this year. If the Sox do make the playoffs, he is the clear choice to become the first DH to win MVP.
I don't care about how dumb you think the DH is. It exists, and the MVP goes to the player who helps his team the most, and that is David Ortiz.