NL MVP - SS Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies
He follows up what his teammate (Carlos Gonzalez) started last season.
AL MVP - 1B Justin Morneau Minnesota Twins
His return also brings with him a second MVP trophy.
NL Cy Young - Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies
Is there anyone else that can do what he does and not win the Cy Young?
AL Cy Young - Jered Weaver Los Angeles Angels
He lead all of baseball in strikeouts and will lead in wins this year.
NL Rookie of the Year - 1B Brandon Belt San Francisco Giants
His bat will be a big reason why the Giants repeat as division champs.
AL Rookie of the Year - P Kyle Drabek Toronto Blue Jays
His long awaited debut will bring 10-15 wins and the first of many trophies.
NL Manager of the Year - Bruce Bochy San Francisco Giants
Keeping the team focused will lead to another division crown for Bochy.
AL Manager of the Year - Ozzie Guillen Chicago White Sox
Some new players will get Chicago out of the tough American League and back in the postseason.
AL Division Winners - Red Sox, Twins, Angels
AL Wild Card - White Sox
NL Division Winners - Phillies, Reds, Giants
NL Wild Card - Rockies
ALCS - Red Sox vs. White Sox
NLCS - Giants vs. Phillies
World Series - Red Sox vs. Phillies
I hate to go with the crowd, but the Red Sox and Phillies seems to be the only option for me. Boston has a deep staff and a decent bullpen. The Phillies have their stellar rotation and a capable closer. Boston's hitting is greatly improved with the additions of Carl Crawford and Adrian Gonzalez. Philadelphia even without Chase Utley for half the season still can hit with the best of them. Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins will have to have improved seasons for the Phillies to get back to the World Series.
The Twins, Angels and White Sox have good pitching, but their lineups are weak at certain spots. The Reds and Rockies don't have the pitching, but can keep up with the Phillies bats. We all know the Giants have the pitching to match Philadelphia, but can the same bats that won them a title do it again?
The other teams will fall short this year.
The Phillies signed Cliff Lee for one reason. To win the World Series. The Red Sox signed Crawford and Gonzalez for one reason too. A championship is all that matters to these teams. When you have that motivation to go along with the talent, it's hard to go against those two to win a title. The Phillies will beat the Red Sox and win their second title in four years.