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2011 MLB Award Predictions by Jeremy Miedzinski

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I take my stab at predicting this year's award winners and the dark horse candidates for each. Full list after the jump...

AL East: Boston Red Sox

AL Central: Chicago White Sox

AL West: Texas Rangers

AL Wild Card: New York Yankers

NL East: Atlanta Braves

NL Central: Cincinnati Reds

NL West: San Fransisco Giants

NL Wild Card: Philadelphia Phillies

ALCS: Boston Red Sox v. Texas Rangers

NLCS: San Fransisco Giants v. Philadelphia Phillies

World Series: Boston Red Sox over San Fransisco Giants

AL Cy Young: Jon Lester -The best pitcher on what could be the best AL team is sure to get plenty of CY votes.

AL Cy Young Dark Horse: Francisco Liriano - The strikeouts from before Tommy John have returned and the command is making its way back too. Target Field will help keep that ERA low.

NL Cy Young: Roy Halladay - How could I go with anyone but the best pitcher in baseball?

NL Cy Young Dark Horse: Cole Hamels - Since adding a cutter he has been dy-no-mite!

AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera - Could it be back to back rehabilitated AL MVPs? For the sake of Tigers fans in the stands and on the streets here's to hoping.

AL MVP Dark Horse: Carl Crawford -120 runs and the exposure from a major market ought to do the trick.

NL MVP: Skip Schu-- I mean Albert Pujols - It's the safe pick but sometimes you just gotta go with the odds.

NL MVP Dark Horse: Andre Ethier - Was well on his way to the award before a broken pinkie derailed his season.

AL Rookie of the Year: Jeremy Hellickson - As polished as you can get from a rookie and extra points for an all around bitchin' name.

AL Rookie of the Year Dark Horse: Brett Lawrie - Showed in ST he may be major league ready and could be called up early enough to get the playing time necessary to win.

NL Rookie of the Year: Brandon Belt - Whether he makes the opening day roster or not he should hit well enough to be in the discussion at the end of the year.

NL Rookie of the Year Dark Horse: Brad Emaus - Starting everyday will put him in the conversation and he has just enough power and AVG to be a surprise winner.

AL Comeback Player of the Year: Jacoby Ellsbury - Should once again be among the AL SB leaders.

NL Comeback Player of the Year: Jason Bay - The concussion shouldn't affect his ability to swing the bat and he could have a power resurgence his second year at Citi Field the way David Wright did.