Am I crazy to think that this is still a wide open race. Hamilton, after his ridiculous week when he hit 7-8 homers, has largely fallen off and even struggled to an extent here and there. Miguel Cabrera really isn't setting himself apart. Pujols has been a huge disappointment.
Hence my thinking on this one.
Evan Longoria is due back for the Rays by Wednesday or Thursday. Before he got hurt, he was hitting well above .300 and putting up top 10 production in every category. Furthermore, guys like Zobrist and Pena were playing much better with his presence in the lineup. If he comes back and has the effect he's capable of and puts together a huge rest of the year and is the catalyst for that run starved team, I really think that combined with his Gold Glove D further aiding that great pitching staff could push him to the MVP in the AL.
Dustin Pedroia showed it was possible without having to put up massive numbers.
What do you guys think