If there were such a thing, a White Sox MVP ballot could probably list half a dozen candidates. And make for a good topic of debate.

When manager Robin Ventura was asked how many of his players would be worthy of such consideration, he said "a few." But he followed up by mentioning only right fielder Alex Rios.

"You could put a few out there,'' Ventura said. "I just think Rios is probably our best all-around player. He does everything you can ask a baseball player to do as far as defense, hitting and stealing bases.''