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
8 Leading Off
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
• College Hockey
Frozen Four preview
• College Football
Coaches under fire
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
34 | COLLEGE BASKETBALL
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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MAKING A MOVE Speedy Carl Crawford and his young, talented Tampa Bay teammates dive back into the AL East race (page 68).