SI's 2004 Baseball Scouting Reports
The theme of Sports Illustrated's 2004 Baseball Preview Issue is the sport's new Age of Information. As SI senior writer Tom Verducci reveals, the game's conventional wisdom is taking a beating from a new stat-crazy culture that has turned baseball numbers inside out.
SI goes inside the stat wars to answer the essential questions. Does clutch hitting truly exist? Where will the numbers game go? And which teams made the right offseason moves?
And we rank all 30 teams, tell you how they'll finish and predict the playoff winners and, of course, the World Series champs. Click on a team name for a complete preview report, including inside scoop from an opposing scout. And click here for more from SI's Baseball Preview issue.
Issue date: April 5, 2004