Sitting 16 games over .500, the Boston Red Sox are receiving significant contributions from players all over their roster, which has translated into early-season success.

Between the stellar starting pitching, timely hitting, and sharp defense, the Red Sox seem to be playing great team baseball heading into the All-Star break. WEEI’s Mike Salk and¬†Rob Bradford¬†debated on NESN Sports Today about who should be crowned the Red Sox mid-season MVP. Salk chose slugger David Ortiz, while Bradford sided with right-hander John Lackey.

Watch the two make a case for their respective players in the video above.