CNNSI.com MLB Spring Training - 2002 MLB Spring Training - 2002


 
 

  Howard Schatz

Season's greetings

With Opening Day just around the corner, Sports Illustrated has all the bases covered. Check out all 30 team previews, complete with scouting reports and in-depth analysis. For the fantasy-inclined, Player Value Rankings are also available. An offseason of roster shuffling has changed the outlook for many teams, but one thing remains constant: The Bronx Bombers are loaded.

Statitudes: Opening Day -- By the Numbers
From Sports Illustrated: Fearless predictions
AL Capsule Previews | NL Capsule Previews

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Fantasy Central
• Baseball Commissioner: Sign up now!
• Fantasy File: Survival tips for draft day
• Fantasy Scout: News, notes from Arizona
• Grey: Making sense of spring training stats

features
CNNSI.com's Ozzie Smith
•     One-on-One: Sammy Sosa | Frank Thomas

• * One-on-One: Barry Bonds | Moises Alou

 
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CNNSI.com's John Donovan
Storylines, subplots to follow in 2002
Diamondbacks walking the line again


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Cactus League draws record 1.1 million fans
Revamped rosters make for wide-open races
Can Giambi lead Yanks to fifth straight pennant?
At last, Bonds may be set for World Series shot
Johnson, Schilling aim to repeat greatest season
For other baseball news, click here


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* One-on-One
Jason Giambi talks with CNNSI.com's Ozzie Smith about dreams and great expectations.
• Spring Training Video Archive


 
features

Mailbag
SI's Jeff Pearlman reponds to your questions.

SI Scorecard
Spring training is not exactly training camp.

Power Rankings
The Yankees open 2002 as the team to beat.

10 Questions
Luis Gonzalez talks about World Series heroics.


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Spring Training Buzz
• March 28: Players eager to start regular season
• March 26: A's don't expect Dye to break camp
• March 21: Rockies need Pierre to spark offense
• March 19: Spring training games tough to read
• March 14: Seriously, there's hope for the Rays
• March 12: Jays challenge Mondesi to step up
• March 7: Alomar still stinging from surprise trade
• March 5: Millwood hold key to Braves' rotation
• Feb. 28: Indians won't be reduced to smallball
• Feb. 26: Yanks deal with an influx of fresh faces

team_previews
Grapefruit League Cactus League
Astros
Blue Jays
Braves
Cardinals
Devil Rays
Dodgers
Expos
Indians
Marlins
Mets
Orioles
Phillies
Pirates
Rangers
Red Sox
Reds
Royals
Tigers
Twins
Yankees
Angels
Athletics
Brewers
Cubs
Diamondbacks
Giants
Mariners
Padres
Rockies
White Sox

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Postcards
SI's writers check in from Arizona and Florida.

Player movement
All the signings, free agents and offseason trades.


 
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SI's Tom Verducci: Inside Baseball
The Braves' pitching staff is suddenly suspect.

Sports Illustrated: Inside Baseball
Mark Prior can expect a promotion real soon.

SI's Phil Taylor: The Hot Button
Time to break the code of spring training talk.

SI's Tom Verducci: Burning Questions
A look at the pressing issues facing each team.


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What has been the most controversial subplot this spring?






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From CNN/Sports Illustrated
• The A's prepare for life after Jason Giambi
• Red Sox embrace new season, new attitude
• Replacing a legend nothing new for Tino
• Expos falling out of baseball's solar system
• Mets GM engineers offseason makeover
• More Spring Training Multimedia


   
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