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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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