Found March 28, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
Votto is the odds-on favorite to win NL MVP. (AP) Below, our contributors give their best guesses as to who will win the major awards in Major League Baseball this season. For previous seasons, click here (2012, 2011). Jon Nisula: NL MVP: Giancarlo Stanton, MIA AL MVP: Jose Bautista, TOR NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw, LAD AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez, SEA NL RoY: Adam Eaton, ARZ AL RoY: Jurickson Profar, TEX NL Player to watch: Roy Halladay, PHI AL Player to watch: Josh Hamilton, LAA NL Manager of the year: Davey Johnson, WAS AL Manager of the year: John Gibbons, TOR Amanda Orr: NL MVP: Joey Votto, CIN AL MVP: Mike Trout, LAA NL Cy Young: Cole Hamels, PHI AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander, DET NL RoY: Zack Wheeler, NYM AL RoY: Wil Myers, TB NL Player to watch: Roy Halladay, PHI AL Player to watch: RA Dickey, TOR NL Manager of the year: Don Mattingly, LAD AL Manager of the year: Terry Francona, CLE Alex Lee: NL MVP: Joey Votto, CIN AL MVP: Mike Trout, LAA NL Cy Young: Cole Hamels, PHI A...
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