The True Guru 2009 MLB Predictions

Todd FarinoCorrespondent IApril 9, 2009

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 06:  Fans look at the 2002 World Series trophy of Los Angeles Angels at Angels Stadium of Anaheim after the gates opened for the Los Angeles Angels home opener against the Oakland Athletics on opening day April 6, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Alright guys, here are my major league predictions for 2009. Some I'm still a bit loopy on, but most I'm very sure of.



American League



ACLS - Again it will be Boston Vs. Tampa Bay. My heart says the Red Sox will win, but my brain goes with Tampa Bay.



AL Rookie Of The Year: Rookies are so tough to call. I like David Price and Elvis Andrus. I think it will come down to one of those two.



AL MVP: B.J. Upton



AL Cy Young: Jon Lester or Ervin Santana. Who really competes with either of them. Roy Holiday will be in the mix.



AL Comeback Player of the year: Mike Lowell, but Robinson Cano should have a breakout year. Though, I'm not sure he qualifies.

AL Saves Leader: Joakim Soria, 44 Saves.



National League



NLCS - LA Dodgers Vs. NY Mets. Winner: LA Dodgers.



NL MVP: Ryan Braun, but expect Hanley Ramirez to trail a close second, assuming he stays healthy. Pujols will be in the mix, but it's not his year with those guys at their prime.



NL Rookie Of The Year: This is a tough one. I'll put my money of Travis Ishikawa, but trailing him will be Jordan Shafer and Tommy Hanson. I also like Daniel Murphy to put pressure on the leaders.



NL Saves Leader: Jonathan Broxton, 47 saves.



NL Comeback Player Of The Year: Chris Carpenter



WORLD SERIES: LA Dodgers VS Boston/Tampa Bay.



Winner: LA Dodgers, 2009 World Series Champions.


Let's see how I do after October!