Normally, speculating about the MVP before Father’s Day would be premature. This year is the exception. With 95 games still to go, it seems almost certain that the American League MVP will come from the AL East.
Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, Blue Jays third baseman/outfielder Jose Bautista and Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson have separated themselves from the pack, while reigning champion Josh Hamilton has likely been removed from contention due to a broken arm that kept him out of the Rangers lineup for more than a month.
Offensively, the MVP hunt has turned into a three-horse race. Here are six reasons why Yanks outfielder Curtis Granderson is going to come away with it.