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Randy Johnson of the Montreal Expos attempts to photograph a model on the beach during spring training in March 1989 in West Palm Beach, FL. (Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Athletes at the Beach

Randy Johnson of the Montreal Expos attempts to photograph a model on the beach during spring training in March 1989 in West Palm Beach, FL. (Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Athletes at the Beach

Mets first baseman Ike Davis takes batting practice during spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Julio Cortez/AP)

LEADING OFF: The Best Photos of the Week

Mets first baseman Ike Davis takes batting practice during spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Julio Cortez/AP)
LEADING OFF: The Best Photos of the Week

Members of the Los Angeles Dodgers run a wind sprint during spring training in March 1965. Six months later, the team would win the World Series. Will the 2012 Dodgers, bolstered by the recent acquisitions of Adrian Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez and Josh Beckett, win a championship in October? (James Drake/SI)

VERDUCCI: Final month of season could be unlike anything you’ve seen
SHEEHAN: Which teams have the edge for postseason spots?
GALLERY: Los Angeles Dodgers 2013 Payroll Obligations

Members of the Los Angeles Dodgers run a wind sprint during spring training in March 1965. Six months later, the team would win the World Series. Will the 2012 Dodgers, bolstered by the recent acquisitions of Adrian Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez and Josh Beckett, win a championship in October? (James Drake/SI)
VERDUCCI: Final month of season could be unlike anything you’ve seenSHEEHAN: Which teams have the edge for postseason spots?GALLERY: Los Angeles Dodgers 2013 Payroll Obligations

Lou Brock works on his sliding during a drill at Cardinals spring training in 1970. (Dick Raphael/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of the St. Louis Cardinals  | The 3,000 Hit Club 

Lou Brock works on his sliding during a drill at Cardinals spring training in 1970. (Dick Raphael/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the St. Louis Cardinals  | The 3,000 Hit Club 

Angels DH Vladimir Guerrero swings for the hills during a 2005 spring training game against the Cubs at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. (Brad Mangin/SI)

Angels DH Vladimir Guerrero swings for the hills during a 2005 spring training game against the Cubs at Tempe Diablo Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. (Brad Mangin/SI)

Red Sox DH David Ortiz and his son D’Angelo watch a fly ball in the outfield before the start of a spring training Game against the Pirates. Can Ortiz, entering his 16th season, match his 2010 totals of 29 home runs and 96 RBIs in 2012? (J. Meric/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of David Ortiz
VERDUCCI: My 2012 preview with projected records and predictions
CORCORAN: Predicting who will win baseball’s awards in 2012

Red Sox DH David Ortiz and his son D’Angelo watch a fly ball in the outfield before the start of a spring training Game against the Pirates. Can Ortiz, entering his 16th season, match his 2010 totals of 29 home runs and 96 RBIs in 2012? (J. Meric/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of David OrtizVERDUCCI: My 2012 preview with projected records and predictionsCORCORAN: Predicting who will win baseball’s awards in 2012

Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams gives hitting advice to fans and fellow players during spring training in 1956. Williams retired with a .344 batting average, tied for seventh all time. (Hy Peskin/SI)

GALLERY: Classic Spring Training Photos

Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams gives hitting advice to fans and fellow players during spring training in 1956. Williams retired with a .344 batting average, tied for seventh all time. (Hy Peskin/SI)
GALLERY: Classic Spring Training Photos

The infield is reflected in the sunglasses of Orioles 3B Wilson Betemit prior to facing the Phillies on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

GALLERY: Classic Photos of Spring Training

The infield is reflected in the sunglasses of Orioles 3B Wilson Betemit prior to facing the Phillies on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Spring Training

Ichiro Suzuki and Munenori Kawasaki of the Seattle Mariners stand for the National Anthem before a spring training game against the Reds. Though Kawasaki is in his first season in America, the two play together for the Japanese National Team. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

GALLERY: Classic Spring Training Photos

Ichiro Suzuki and Munenori Kawasaki of the Seattle Mariners stand for the National Anthem before a spring training game against the Reds. Though Kawasaki is in his first season in America, the two play together for the Japanese National Team. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
GALLERY: Classic Spring Training Photos

Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen stretches with the team’s mascot before a spring training game against the Yankees on Tuesday. McCutchen signed a six-year, $51.5 million deal earlier this week. (AP)

LEMIRE: With McCutchen in fold long-term, Pirates ready to take next step

Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen stretches with the team’s mascot before a spring training game against the Yankees on Tuesday. McCutchen signed a six-year, $51.5 million deal earlier this week. (AP)
LEMIRE: With McCutchen in fold long-term, Pirates ready to take next step

Roy Halladay (left) and other members of the Phillies pitching staff line up for fielding drills during a spring training workout last spring. The NL East will be one of the most competitive divisions and SI’s Cliff Corcoran thinks all four teams will have one breakout player ready to take the next step to stardom. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

CORCORAN: Looking for 2012 breakout candidates? Look to the NL East
LEMIRE: Mets are hoping Jason Bay can rediscover his missing swing
VIDEO: Are Marlins serious contenders? | Royals have reason for optimism

Roy Halladay (left) and other members of the Phillies pitching staff line up for fielding drills during a spring training workout last spring. The NL East will be one of the most competitive divisions and SI’s Cliff Corcoran thinks all four teams will have one breakout player ready to take the next step to stardom. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
CORCORAN: Looking for 2012 breakout candidates? Look to the NL EastLEMIRE: Mets are hoping Jason Bay can rediscover his missing swingVIDEO: Are Marlins serious contenders? | Royals have reason for optimism

Mets third baseman David Wright sports a Denard Robinson jersey at a Mets spring training practice in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Wright, a Virginia Tech fan, made a bet with Mets COO Jeff Wilpon that the Hokies would beat the Wolverines in the Sugar Bowl. Michigan won 23-20.  (AP)

LEMIRE: Struggling Bay looking for comeback year with Mets
CORCORAN: Can Santana bounce back? | Vets with something to prove

Mets third baseman David Wright sports a Denard Robinson jersey at a Mets spring training practice in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Wright, a Virginia Tech fan, made a bet with Mets COO Jeff Wilpon that the Hokies would beat the Wolverines in the Sugar Bowl. Michigan won 23-20.  (AP)
LEMIRE: Struggling Bay looking for comeback year with MetsCORCORAN: Can Santana bounce back? | Vets with something to prove

Athletics outfielder Manny Ramirez signs autographs for fans during spring training on Saturday. Ramirez will serve a 50-game suspension to start the season. (Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE)

LEMIRE: Dodgers hopes riding on guys other than Kemp, Kershaw
CORCORAN: Five players with something to prove this spring
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Baseball’s Spring Training

Athletics outfielder Manny Ramirez signs autographs for fans during spring training on Saturday. Ramirez will serve a 50-game suspension to start the season. (Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE)
LEMIRE: Dodgers hopes riding on guys other than Kemp, KershawCORCORAN: Five players with something to prove this springGALLERY: Classic Photos of Baseball’s Spring Training

Members of the media are reflected in the sunglasses of Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard as he speaks during a news conference on Tuesday. Bard is moving from the bullpen to the starting rotation this season. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

LEMIRE: Valentine making big impression in first days with Red Sox
DIVISION PREVIEWSAL East | AL Central AL West | NL East | NL Central | NL West

Members of the media are reflected in the sunglasses of Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard as he speaks during a news conference on Tuesday. Bard is moving from the bullpen to the starting rotation this season. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
LEMIRE: Valentine making big impression in first days with Red SoxDIVISION PREVIEWS: AL East | AL Central | AL West | NL East | NL Central | NL West

Juan Gonzalez and Ivan Rodriguez of the Rangers joke around during a 1993 spring training session. Pudge is one of 10 veterans still looking for work, says SI’s Tom Verducci. (Chuck Solomon/SI)

VERDUCCI: Ten aging hitters still looking for work
ANTONON: Pudge in unusual place as camps begin
VEDRUCCI: Ultimate fan’s guide for season of change

Juan Gonzalez and Ivan Rodriguez of the Rangers joke around during a 1993 spring training session. Pudge is one of 10 veterans still looking for work, says SI’s Tom Verducci. (Chuck Solomon/SI)
VERDUCCI: Ten aging hitters still looking for workANTONON: Pudge in unusual place as camps beginVEDRUCCI: Ultimate fan’s guide for season of change