Remember, now, the Washington Senators are the Texas Rangers, and Texas is American League West, not East, while Milwaukee is East, not West, although they are still the Brewers. And the New Jersey Yankees are going to stay in New York. Probably. After that things become trickier in the wake of massive player deals. In these pages SPORTS ILLUSTRATED sorts them out and analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of all the teams. William Leggett, assisted by Don Delliquanti, probes the East teams in both leagues; Ron Fimrite, aided by Jim Kaplan, the West. National League reports begin on the next page, American on page 68.

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