FLB: Bold predictions
SLEEPER MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: They're not necessarily the guys who will win, but they certainly could based on my expectations this year.
American League: Travis Hafner, DH, Indians. If not for a concussion he suffered as a result of being hit by a Mark Buehrle pitch, Hafner might have played a full 150-plus-game season in 2005, and managed .300-40-125 numbers, which aren't far off David Ortiz totals. Hafner is 28 years old, so he's in his prime, and with his combination of excellent plate discipline, power and quality lineup support, there's plenty of reason to believe he can top those numbers in 2006, which would indeed garner him some MVP votes.
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