Last season, Justin Verlander had a year for the ages. He put up 24 wins and a 2.40 ERA on his way to both the AL Cy Young and AL MVP Awards. It was the first time a pitcher had won the MVP since Dennis Eckersley in 1992 and the first time a starter had won it since Roger Clemens in 1986.
Spring training is beginning in an effort for the players and managers to get ready for the baseball season. For the fans, it’s that time of year where we can’t wait for Opening Day. We wonder which surprise teams will emerge, which ones will falter, which players will dominate and which will disappoint.
As for the major awards, here are the predictions for all 10 of them in 2012.
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