Newsday's annual baseball season preview kicks off with a look at how owners spent roughly $3.78 billion on new contracts and how those deep pockets have positioned themselves. We also go deep on the Mets and Yankees, analyze the impact of baseball's new rules and take a look at the best everyday players for each team. Hint: Aaron Judge and Pete Alonso are on that list.

Speaking of lists, there's the 15th installment of our annual “Baseball 101’’ tutorial, with this year's exploration a kaleidoscope of baseball colors, plus our picks for the best teams, players, mascots and more from each league. 

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