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April 04, 2010

2010 BASEBALL PREVIEW

44 ROY HALLADAY

After 12 seasons baseball's best pitcher is finally with a contender. This year October could be the height of the Halladay season

by Tom Verducci

53 MONEY WELL-SPENT

A portfolio of players who, according to the metric Wins Above Replacement (WAR), deliver the most bang for the buck. Also, a lineup for each salary bracket

62 WORKING THE COUNT

Batters who know how to get on base are more valuable than ever. Is patience at the plate an instinct or a skill that can be learned?

by Joe Posnanski

66 SCOUTING REPORTS

A breakdown of the 30 major league teams, including the projected lineup, player to watch, important statistic and a piece of advice for each club

Departments

6 Letters

8 Leading Off

14 Scorecard

Goodell shows who's boss in the NFL

22 Just My Type

Phil Jackson on this season, his future

by Dan Patrick

24 Faces in the Crowd

26 Inside ...

• The NBA

Rookie playmakers

• College Hockey

Frozen Four preview

• College Football

Coaches under fire

• NASCAR

Return of the spoiler

118 The Vault

Magic, Bird in '79

122 Point After

The NBA is going to miss Don Nelson

by Chris Ballard

Features

34 | COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final Four

Butler, Duke, Michigan State and West Virginia: Who will find greatness?

by Tim Layden

Joe Mazzulla sparked West Virginia's run to the Final Four.

ON THE COVER New Phillies ace Roy Halladay, photographed by Al Tielemans

Insets: Peter Read Miller (Kemp); Tom DiPace (Lackey); Ezra Shaw/Getty Images (McCann); David E. Klutho (Pujols); Nick Laham/Getty Images (Sabathia); Andrew Carpenean/US PRESSWIRE (Tulowitzki)

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PHOTOJEFF GROSS/GETTY IMAGES (CRAWFORD)MAKING A MOVE Speedy Carl Crawford and his young, talented Tampa Bay teammates dive back into the AL East race (page 68). PHOTOJOHN BIEVER

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