I've got 1 bench hitter (Dmitri Young) and I just got him off waivers yesterday. They way I see it, I only have one slot for each position players and they play everyday for the most part (unlike in hockey/basketball) so I only need one guy for each slot, AND I don't feel like seeing better numbers on my bench than in my starting lineup from one night to the other. I run Javy Lopez, Giambino, Marc Giles, Glaus, no shortstop (since I'll take good production or no production but definitely not shit production), Brian Giles, Larry Jones, and Maggs, with Baggs at Utility. Since I have no bench I have a whole shitload of pitchers with my core being Kevin Brown, Schilling, Moyer, Pineiro, Wade, and Maddux and by shitload is guys like MiguelBat, Padilla, Kip Wells, etc. It works pretty decently.
The odds of the AL MVP coming from the American League are looking pretty good.