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Geovany Soto: MVR

Yahoo Sports published an article today about Geovany Soto.  Soto is pretty much a lock to be Rookie of the Year, and, as we learned from Peter Gammons last month, more than one Cubs player feels he should also be on peoples' MVP ballots.

Soto appears to be the next generation's Mike Piazza, with one serious exception - he's a plus defensive catcher.  He's also a great example of why this team is likely to carry over into 2009 - most of their plus offensive stars are young, and either have room to grow or at least room to maintain for a few more years.

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