The 2000 season is all about power: the sluggers of the National League and Pedro Power in the American League. Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, Ken Griffey Jr. and Jeff Bagwell in one division? It's enough to turn a pitcher who toils in the NL Central a tad bit crazy. Even crazier may be the thought that the Red Sox can beat the Yankees, but Pedro Martinez is dominating enough to pull it off, especially if the aging arms of Roger Clemens and David Cone don't hold up.
|Sammy Sosa swatted 63 home runs last season.|
NL in the crosshairs: Sosa | Griffey | Mac | Bagwell
AL in the crosshairs: Martinez | Yankees lineup
NL lineup analysis: East | Central | West
AL lineup analysis: East | Central | West
Player ratings: C | DH | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | LF | CF | RF | SP | CL
Gammons: Leaving Florida|
ESPN's Peter Gammons wraps up with the best and worst of spring training and his predictions for the season.
Power Alley: Who is No. 1?
The new season has arrived and so has a new Power Alley. We rank the baseball teams from 1 to 30.
Vote for postseason awards
ESPN.com wants you to cast your vote as to who will win baseball's postseason awards.
Team-by-team depth charts
Check out the position-by-position depth charts for all 30 major league teams.
ESPN.com baseball predictions
ESPN.com's staff of writers and editors make their predictions for the 2000 season.
And the computer picks ...
Diamond Mind Baseball's Tom Tippett uses his computer simulation to predict what will happen in the 2000 season.
He turned down $150 million without so much as a glance. With Junior now gone, A-Rod steps up as the top man in Seattle -- and the most powerful man in baseball.
Kurkjian: O's, Dodgers seek improvement
Last year was a nightmare for both Baltimore and L.A., but ESPN's Tim Kurkjian says 2000 should be a different story for both clubs.
NL: Hope rekindled in Montreal
With new owner Jeffrey Loria now in charge, the Expos believe their future is bright, writes ESPN.com's Bob Brookover.