Red Sox first-half MVPs

Red Sox first-half MVPs
July 9, 2013, 8:00 am
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The Red Sox are in first place heading into the final week before the All-Star break, and the analysts on "The Show" discuss who is the team's MVP through the first half.

Trenni Kusnierek, Marc Bertrand, Chris Gasper and Rich Levine debate on who it is.

Gasper says Koji Uehara is the team's MVP, as he has pitched in 40 games and stepped into the closer role when the Red Sox needed him to. He also has a 1.93 ERA and has struck out 53 batters in 37 1/3 innings.

"You look at what he's been able to do in middle relief and obviously now at closer … he's really been a guy that's made a huge difference for them," Gasper said.

Bertrand, on the other hand, says it's Dustin Pedroia, who's hitting .321 and has missed just one game this season.

"He's been healthy, he's been durable, he's performed consistently," Bertrand said. "Dustin Pedroia, to me, is Mr. Red Sox for this team."

The Red Sox still have David Ortiz, who has 17 home runs and 61 RBIs, Clay Buchholz, who had a 1.71 ERA before getting hurt, and John Lackey, who has stepped up and posted a 2.80 ERA through 15 starts. Watch the video to see who Trenni and Rich pick.