With today being March first (at least here in Illinois, for about 11 more minutes...) I thought that I would rekindle a thread that was a lot of fun last year, and even more fun to look back on at the end of the season.

So, what are your three bold predictions for 2012? Reds, MLB, anything!

Here are mine:

1) Votto wins his second MVP in a landslide over Kemp and Braun, and arguments about how this is certain to mean his departure from Cincinnati abound.

2) Reds win the NL pennant, exacting revenge over the Phillies in five games in the championship series.

3) Paul Janish sees no meaningful playing time at any point during the season, and is only seen in the Reds' clubhouse at GABP after September first- and even then, gets no more than 25 innings in the field or 25 at bats.

What are yours???