BASEBALL '06

baseball cover
(Illustration by Todd Lindeman – The Washington Post)
Smart Money
Baseball is a changed game, and teams that spend the most are no longer guaranteed World Series titles. The game once again is about fundamentally sound players and the front-office people who invest in them. Eventually, patience is rewarded, giving hope to franchises like the defending champion White Sox.

Thomas Boswell
It's clear that pitching and defense once again have a place at the top of the sport.

Nationals
Projected batting order (PDF)
Projected rotation (PDF)

Orioles
Projected batting order (PDF)
Projected rotation (PDF)

Team Capsules
NL
East (PDF)
Central (PDF)
West (PDF)
  AL
East (PDF)
Central (PDF)
West (PDF)


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