Way-too-early 2021 MLB awards predictions

The Major League Baseball awards for 2020 are now in the books. So it's time to look ahead to next season, for fans who want to see not just what their teams will do but which of next year's top performers could put themselves in the mix for 2021 awards.

It's never too early to start speculating about who could earn hardware next season, whether they're veterans who might add to an already full trophy case or top phenoms in the mix for rookie honors. With that in mind, senior MLB columnists Bradford Doolittle and David Schoenfield weigh in, Brad with his favorites for each league's Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and MVP awards, Dave with his dark-horse candidates, and both of them with their picks for who will take home a trophy this time next year.