Robinson Cano New York Yankees
Robinson Cano has new management in the final year of his contract. Reuters

The 2013 MLB Season is finally here.

The Texas Rangers and Houston Astros will begin this year’s schedule with a matchup on Sunday night. It will be the Astros first game as a member of the American League.

This season will be unlike any previous year. For the first time baseball history, there will be interleague play all year-round. Of each team’s 162 games, 76 will come against division opponents, 66 will be against non-division league teams and the other 20 will involve interleague opponents.

For the second straight year, four total teams will win a wild card spot. Both the St. Louis Cardinals and Baltimore Orioles made it to last year’s Division Series with the help of the second spot.

The 2012 season ended with the San Francisco Giants defeating the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. This year, though, could see former bottom feeders rise to top of baseball and traditional powerhouses come short of making the playoffs.

After major injuries to Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson, the New York Yankees may not play in October (although we believe they'll get there by hook or by crook). The Boston Red Sox may also struggle, having traded a few of their most talented players at last year’s trading deadline.

Player movement in the offseason has changed the landscape of a few divisions. The Toronto Blue Jays are the favorites in the American League after acquiring Jose Reyes and R.A. Dickey. Both Los Angeles teams made big splashes, as the Angeles signed Josh Hamilton and the Dodgers brought in Zack Greinke.

The Washington Nationals are the favorites to win the championship, following their 98 wins in 2012. The online betting web site Bovada puts their odds of winning the World Series at 7/1. Right behind them are the Detroit Tigers and Blue Jays at 8/1.

Below are some of our predictions for the 2013 MLB Season:

American League

East Central West

Tampa Bay Rays Detroit Tigers Los Angeles Angels

New York Yankees Cleveland Indians Texas Rangers

Toronto Blue Jays Chicago White Sox Oakland Athletics

Baltimore Orioles Kansas City Royals Seattle Mariners

Boston Red Sox Minnesota Twins Houston Astros

MVP: Robinson Cano

Cy Young: David Price

ROY: Aaron Hicks

Wild Card: Yankees, Rangers

ALCS: Angels over Rays

National League

East Central West

Washington Nationals Cincinnati Reds San Francisco Giants

Philadelphia Phillies St. Louis Cardinals Los Angeles Dodgers

Atlanta Braves Milwaukee Brewers Arizona Diamondbacks

New York Mets Pittsburgh Pirates Colorado Rockies

Miami Marlins Chicago Cubs San Diego Padres

MVP: Matt Kemp

Cy Young: Stephen Strasburg

Wild Card: Phillies, Dodgers

NLCS: Dodgers over Reds

World Series: Angels over Dodgers