Red Sox 94-68*
Blue Jays 67-95
AL East Breakdown: This division is without-a-doubt New York's to lose. Boston will keep it close for most of the year, but with about a month left the Yankees will run away with the division. I've heard a lot of people picking Tampa Bay to finish 2nd in the East, but I think the Red Sox's additions on defense and the signing of John Lackey makes them too much for the Rays.
AL Central Breakdown: The Twins were the frontrunners in the AL Central prior to Spring Training, but the loss of closer Joe Nathan for the year puts the division title in jeopardy. I think it will come down to the last day to decide who makes the playoffs from the AL Central, and I would not be surprised if any of my Top 3 wound up winning the division.
AL West Breakdown: Most experts are calling for the Angels to win the division for the fourth straight year, but I think the losses of Lackey and Vladimir Guerrero will hurt more than commonly expected. I believe that the key to Texas making the playoffs for the first time since 1999 is Josh Hamilton. If he stays healthy, the Rangers will be AL West Champs.
AL MVP: Mark Teixeira, Yankees
AL Cy Young: John Lackey, Red Sox
AL Rookie of the Year: Austin Jackson, Tigers CF
AL Manager of the Year: Ron Washington, Rangers
AL Managerial Changes
Cito Gaston, Blue Jays+
Ozzie Guillen, White Sox
NL East Breakdown: It seems like the Braves are going to help Bobby Cox leave as a winner. Although Philadelphia has improved (if that's possible), I think that Atlanta will make things interesting with the Phillies. While Washington only wins 10 more games than in '09, the team's improvement will be noticable.
NL Central Breakdown: It's hard to bet against St. Louis and Chicago in the Central, but the Cincinnati Reds will be a real threat in the division. Although I think they will fall just short, I think that this season will give promise to Dusty Baker and the rest of the Reds organization.
NL West Breakdown: 2010 will look a lot like 2009 for the NL West. Three teams-the Dodgers, the Rockies, and the Giants- will be fighting the entire year for the division title. While some are saying that Colorado will win their division for the first time ever, I just think LA will have just enough to sneak back into the playoffs. While they won't be as strong an opponent as last year, nobody should sleep on the Los Angeles Dodgers.
NL MVP: Ryan Howard, Phillies
NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay, Phillies
NL Rookie of the Year: Jason Heyward, Braves RF
NL Manager of the Year: Bobby Cox, Braves
NL Managerial Changes
Bobby Cox, Braves+
Bud Black, Padres
2010 MLB PLAYOFFS
Yankees over Rangers Phillies over Dodgers
Twins over Red Sox Cardinals over Braves
Yankees over Twins Phillies over Cardinals
2010 WORLD SERIES
Phillies over Yankees
4 - 2
World Series MVP:
*= Wild Card
+ denotes that both Cito Gaston and Bobby Cox have already announced they will not return for the 2011 season.