1. Behold the Yankees
They’re back in the center of baseball’s universe, trying to put together another dynasty. Their winter moves only intensify the intrigue.
2. Haves vs. have-nots
With two seasons to go before a new collective bargaining agreement must be struck, both sides will use 2010 results as ammunition.
3. Reyes’ anatomy
The Mets will attempt to rebound from their brutal 2009 season, yet their health still looms as an issue.
4. October Halladay
5. Divorce (Mc)Court
6. Southern surge, swan song
The Braves are very good again, yet they’re also nudging legendary manager Bobby Cox out the door.
7. Plummeting stock
8. Pitching and defense
Speaking of Boston, the Sawx went heavy on run prevention this past winter. Should be an interesting challenge for the Yankees.
9. Big Mac attack
The Cardinals’ new hitting coach, Mark McGwire, hopes that the questions about his past illegal PED usage will stop. So do the Cardinals.
10. Show me the money
The economy might not be as dire as a year ago, but it will still impact teams’ operations, concerning attendance and possible trades.