2010 MLB Preview: 50 Bold Predictions for a Season of Surprises

Ray TannockSenior Analyst IMarch 29, 2010

2010 MLB Preview: 50 Bold Predictions for a Season of Surprises

0 of 50

Carlos Marmol Loses Cubs Closer Job by June

1 of 50

Ryan Howard Wins Second MVP

2 of 50

Not One MLB Hitter Will Surpass 40 Home Runs

3 of 50

The Giants Win the Division, the Marlins Grab the Wild Card

4 of 50

Jerry Manuel Becomes the First Manager To Get Fired

5 of 50

Milton Bradley Does Something Stupid

6 of 50

Roy Oswalt Will Have Another Poor Year, Perhaps His Last

7 of 50

Move Over New York and Boston, Tampa Is Taking Over

8 of 50

Cubs Finally Win the World Series

9 of 50

Angels To Finish Last in Division

10 of 50

The Mets Also Finish Last

11 of 50

Liriano Ends Up a Closer for Twins Before Getting Traded

12 of 50

Chris Davis Will Bounce Back in 2010

13 of 50

Roy Halladay Wins NL Cy Young Award

14 of 50

Ben Sheets Is Comeback Player of 2010

15 of 50

Brandon Webb Is NL Comeback Player of the Year

16 of 50

Justin Verlander Slumps in 2010

17 of 50

Nelson Cruz Gets Revenge and Wins Home Run Derby

18 of 50

The Nationals Finish over .500

19 of 50

Dunn Won't Reach 40-Homer Mark—Again

20 of 50

Juan Pierre Swipes 60 Stolen Bases in 2010

21 of 50

No Pitcher Will Reach the 20-Win Mark in 2010

22 of 50

Albert Pujols Will Also Not Hit 40 Homers

23 of 50

Stephen Strasburg Disappoints in His Rookie Year

24 of 50

Ryan Howard Also Wins Triple Crown

25 of 50

Wandy Rodriguez Will Be a Top Pitcher in the NL

26 of 50

Lance Berkman Will Announce Retirement After the 2010 Season

27 of 50

Cole Hamels Set To Have Bounceback Year and Return to '08 Form

28 of 50

Beckett Will Decide To Test Free Agency

29 of 50

Tampa Will Trade Carl Crawford by July

30 of 50

Joba Chamberlain Will Not Start for the Yankees

31 of 50

Miguel Tejada Will Be Benched

32 of 50

Cubs Make History with Instant Replay

33 of 50

Carlos Silva Finishes Year in Triple-A Iowa

34 of 50

Washington's Ian Desmond Wins NL Rookie of the Year Award

35 of 50

Clayton Kershaw Slumps in 2010

36 of 50

Manny Has Monster Year in 2010 Before Calling It Quits

37 of 50

Cleveland Surprises Everyone by Winning AL Central

38 of 50

Gaby Who? Sanchez Explodes in 2010

39 of 50

Dice-K Ends Upin the 'Pen by June

40 of 50

Raul Ibanez Finishes Year on the DL

41 of 50

Geovany Soto Has Rebound Year

42 of 50

Mike Pelfrey Gets Yanked from Mets Rotation

43 of 50

Nyjer Morgan Steals 60 Bases and Hits .330

44 of 50

Bruce Bochy Wins NL Manager of the Year Award

45 of 50

Ron Washington Wins AL Manager of the Year Award

46 of 50

Ian Kinsler Finishes an Entire MLB Season

47 of 50

Bobby Abreu Has First Season Under 100 RBI in Seven Years

48 of 50

Randy Wolf in Sheep's Clothing

49 of 50

A "Brave" Fairy Tale

50 of 50

🚨 SPORTS NEWS ➡️ YOUR INBOX

The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.


X