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VELOCITY: IT RULES THE GAME P. 60 / HOW HITTERS CAN HIT BACK P. 70

MLB PREVIEW '15

MARCH MADNESS

SPARTY ON MICHIGAN STATE!

WAIT TILL THIS YEAR

WHY CLEVELAND? WHY NOT CLEVELAND? WHY THE TRIBE WILL WIN ITS FIRST SERIES SINCE 1948

PLUS

WHY THE BRYCE HARPER HATE?

BY TOM VERDUCCI

P. 82

38 PAGES OF SCOUTING REPORTS

EQUATION FOR A TITLE: MVP CANDIDATE MICHAEL BRANTLEY (RIGHT) PLUS CY YOUNG WINNER COREY KLUBER

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