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Online sportsbook Bovada has released new odds on which baseball players are favorites to win MVP and Cy Young awards this season. Early? Sure. But that's kinda the point. So when Willin Rosario is running away with the NL MVP in September, you can brag about betting on him when the odds were 33-to-1.

A few of the odds-on-favorite, you could have guessed before any games were even played: Miguel Cabrera and Clayton Kershaw, for instance, are favorites for AL MVP and NL Cy Young, respectively. Early-season stars Justin Upton and Clay Buchholz are the other two top picks.

Here's a complete rundown of Bovada's odds for the four awards:

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Odds to win the 2013 AL MVP
Miguel Cabrera (DET) 2/1
Chris Davis (BAL) 5/1
Robinson Cano (NYY) 11/2
Ian Kinsler (TEX) 15/2
Prince Fielder (DET) 10/1
Adam Jones (BAL) 12/1
Carlos Santana (CLE) 12/1
Mike Trout (LAA) 12/1
Albert Pujols (LAA) 15/1
Clay Buchholz (BOS) 20/1
Mike Napoli (BOS) 20/1
Yu Darvish (TEX) 20/1
Evan Longoria (TB) 25/1
Josh Hamilton (LAA) 25/1
Adrian Beltre (TEX) 33/1

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Odds to win the 2013 NL MVP
Justin Upton (ATL) 9/2
Bryce Harper (WSH) 11/2
Troy Tulowitzki (COL) 15/2
Buster Posey (SF) 10/1
Joey Votto (CIN) 10/1
Ryan Braun (MIL) 10/1
Adrian Gonzalez (LAD) 12/1
Carlos Gomez (MIL) 12/1
Carlos Gonzalez (COL) 12/1
Pablo Sandoval (SF) 12/1
John Buck (NYM) 12/1
Shin-Soo Choo (CIN) 15/1
Starling Marte (PIT) 20/1
Andrew McCutchen (PIT) 20/1
Yadier Molina (STL) 20/1
Michael Cuddyer (COL) 25/1
Dexter Fowler (COL) 25/1
David Wright (NYM) 25/1
Carl Crawford (LAD) 33/1
Ryan Howard (PHI) 33/1
Willin Rosario (COL) 33/1

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Odds to win the 2013 AL Cy Young
Clay Buchholz (BOS) 11/4
Yu Darvish (TEX) 13/4
Justin Verlander (DET) 5/1
Felix Hernandez (SEA) 6/1
Matt Moore (TB) 10/1
C.C. Sabathia (NYY) 10/1
Jon Lester (BOS) 15/1
Anibal Sanchez (DET) 15/1
Doug Fister (DET) 18/1
Ervin Santana (KC) 18/1
Max Scherzer (DET) 18/1
Hiwashi Iwakuma (SEA) 25/1
Derek Holland (TEX) 33/1
Jim Johnson (BAL) 33/1
Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) 33/1
R.A. Dickey (TOR) 100/1

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Odds to win the 2013 NL Cy Young
Clayton Kershaw (LAD) 3/1
Madison Bumgarner (SF) 5/1
Jordan Zimmerman (WAS) 5/1
Matt Harvey (NYM) 11/2
Lance Lynn (STL) 10/1
Adam Wainwright (STL) 10/1
Mat Latos (CIN) 12/1
Stephen Strasburg (WAS) 12/1
A.J. Burnett (PIT) 15/1
Patrick Corbin (ARI) 15/1
Jake Westbrook (STL) 15/1
Tim Hudson (ATL) 20/1
Jaime Garcia (STL) 25/1
Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD) 25/1
Sergio Romo (SF) 25/1

A few thoughts here:

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• Whether any of them besides Verlander have a chance, it's neat to see four Detroit Tigers starters on the list. If you're a fan from another AL Central city, feel free to replace "neat" with another word of your choosing.

• That's cute that Josh Hamilton is on the AL MVP list.

• Anybody else think Yu Darvish should be No. 1 fave instead of Buchholz? People outside of Toronto, I mean. We know what they think.

• Speaking of Toronto: Is R.A. Dickey on the list just as a courtesy to the reigning winner? Or as a trolling of Blue Jays fans? Anybody taking that 100-to-1 bet?

• Who's betting on John Buck for NL MVP? Show yourselves!

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