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2014 BASEBALL PREVIEW

The Hardest Things to Find Molina Two-Way Catcher | Trout Righthanded Masher | Cano Franchise Face

BASEBALL Preview '14

30 SCOUTING REPORTS

P. 70

NEW NO. 1

MASAHIRO TANAKA

The Yankees Buy A Rare Gem: The Ready-Made Ace

Plus

The Cuban Invasion

World Series Pick

Nationals Over A's

It took serious money to import him from Japan, but Tanaka now wields his big-game pedigree—and lethal splitter—in the Bronx.

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION

PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY STEPHEN SKALOCKY

SI HAS FOUR REGIONAL COVER THIS WEEK: CHUCK SOLOMON FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MASAHIRO TANAKA)