David Ortiz is in the midst of a terrific season, entering Wednesday's Independence Day clash with a .301 average, 21 home runs and 54 RBIs.
With numbers like those, it'd be easy to throw him into the AL MVP discussion, which The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo did. However, Cafardo feels that Josh Hamilton and Robinson Cano are a bit more worthy, especially because of their defense.
That's a common theme amongst many voters. A designated hitter has never won an MVP Award, so it's hard to imagine Ortiz doing so this season unless he really separates himself from the pack offensively in the second half.
Hey, it could happen.
Check out the video above to hear more about Ortiz's MVP chances.