If someone predicted that Detroit Tigers ace pitcher Justin Verlander (pictured above) were to win both the Cy Young AND the MVP of the American League last year, they would be called nuts.
Every year, there are a few things in baseball that surprise everybody, something that basically nobody predicted. In 2010, we had Jose Bautista's insanely absurd breakout year. In 2011, we had Verlander, Ian Kennedy, the 2012 Cardinals, Francisco Liriano's no-hitter, and many many more.
Here are my bold predictions for 2012, most of which will not come true.