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Boston Red Sox first-half awards – the good and bad

The first-half of the season is over and by the traditional All-Star break, the Boston Red Sox will have close to 100 games played. Awards are important as a reward for fine performance and there most certainly can be “awards” for disappointments.

Just who gets awards at this juncture?

Most Valuable Player

This is an easy choice and may also represent the MVP for the American League – Mookie Betts. Certainly, J.D. Martinez has made a significant move in that direction, but Betts is classic five-tool and Martinez will not beat you with his glove or speed.