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Hope and Faith: How the Boston Red Sox Can Win the World Series
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Hope and Faith: How the Atlanta Braves Can Win the World Series
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Brent Gambill

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Hope and Faith: How the Pittsburgh Pirates Can Win the World Series
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John Perrotto

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Hope and Faith: How the Texas Rangers Can Win the World Series
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Jamey Newberg

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Hope and Faith: How the Kansas City Royals Can Win the World Series
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Rany Jazayerli

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Hope and Faith: How the New York Yankees Can Win the World Series
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Alex Belth

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Hope and Faith: How the Los Angeles Dodgers Can Win the World Series
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Jay Jaffe

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Hope and Faith: How the San Diego Padres Can Win the World Series
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Marc Normandin

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Hope and Faith: How the Chicago Cubs Can Win the World Series
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John Perrotto

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Hope and Faith: How the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Can Win the World Series
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Derek Jacques

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Hope and Faith: How the Minnesota Twins Can Win the World Series
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Joe Sheehan

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Hope and Faith: How the Philadelphia Phillies Can Win the World Series
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Steven Goldman

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Hope and Faith: How the Seattle Mariners Can Win the World Series
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Derek Zumsteg

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Hope and Faith: How the Houston Astros Can Win the World Series
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Will Carroll

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Hope and Faith: How the Detroit Tigers Can Win the World Series
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Nate Silver

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Hope and Faith: How the St. Louis Cardinals Can Win the World Series
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Dayn Perry

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Hope and Faith: How the Baltimore Orioles Can Win the World Series
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Clay Davenport

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Hope and Faith: How the Colorado Rockies Can Win the World Series
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Tracy Ringolsby

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Hope and Faith: How the New York Mets Can Win the World Series
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Jim Baker

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Hope and Faith: How the Toronto Blue Jays Can Win the World Series
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William Burke

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Hope and Faith: How the Milwaukee Brewers Can Win the World Series
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Will Carroll

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Hope and Faith: How the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Can Win the World Series
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Rich Lederer

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Hope and Faith: How the Florida Marlins Can Win the World Series
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Christina Kahrl

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Hope and Faith: How the Chicago White Sox Can Win the World Series
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Kevin Goldstein

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Hope and Faith: How the San Francisco Giants Can Win the World Series
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Gary Huckabay

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Hope and Faith: How the Washington Nationals Can Win the World Series
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Maury Brown

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Hope and Faith: How the Cleveland Indians Can Win the World Series
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Dan Fox

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Hope and Faith: How the Arizona Diamondbacks Can Win the World Series
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Joe Sheehan

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Hope and Faith: How the Boston Red Sox Can Win the World Series
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Keith Woolner

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Hope and Faith: How the Cincinnati Reds Can Win the World Series
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Jeff Erickson

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Hope and Faith: How the Oakland A's Can Win the World Series
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Flash back to February, when BP tried to forecast the hows and whys as far as getting where we are today.

Ed. Note: Before the 2007 season, we ran the Hope and Faith series to explore each team's shot at winning it all. Obviously, there can be only one, but here's the argument as to how the Red Sox could do it that we published back in February.

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As Andruw Jones plays out what could be his last season in Atlanta, are the Braves fit to return to the playoffs?

What happened last year was anything but ordinary. Come to think of it, winning the division is the only thing that's been a constant in Atlanta in the new century. There was a full five years, and one strike-shortened year before the Bronx returned to glory. From 1991 through 1999, Atlanta won a World Series, five National League pennants, and eight division titles.

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They could. You don't know. They could do it.

The last time Bud Selig was in Pittsburgh, he used the words hope and faith and nearly got laughed out of the Steel City.

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March 29, 2007 12:00 am

Hope and Faith: How the Texas Rangers Can Win the World Series

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The Rangers prospect maven appraises his favorite club's chances.

Will talks with Jamey about the Rangers' chances on Baseball Prospectus Radio. Click to download the mp3.

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It's October 27th, 2007, and Rany's having the time of his life.

Will talks with Rany about the Royals' chances on Baseball Prospectus Radio. Click to download the mp3.

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March 27, 2007 12:00 am

Hope and Faith: How the New York Yankees Can Win the World Series

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Alex Belth dares to dream the impossible dream.

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Will the Wild Card and a busy winter serve as springboards for postseason glory, or will it take the homegrown goodies to bring a flag to Chavez Ravine?

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Marc breaks down the Padres' chances as the defending NL West champions try to improve by adding wins on the margins.

The 2006 Padres finished the season with 88 wins-including a gaudy 13-5 record against their rivals, the Los Angeles Dodgers-and this was in a season where Vinny Castilla accumulated ample playing time for a few months, staff ace Jake Peavy was off his rhythm for the first half, and former star outfielder Brian Giles lost his ability to hit for any semblance of power. This is a team that has won the division the past two seasons, even when most analysts did not think that would be the case either year, and this version is more than likely the most talented of the bunch. There are plenty of reasons to harbor hope and faith for the 2007 edition of the Padres.

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March 23, 2007 12:00 am

Hope and Faith: How the Chicago Cubs Can Win the World Series

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John Perrotto

John details how an offseason spending spree might return the Cubs to their first World Series since 1945.

Faith and hope?

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Past championship success stories, Derek writes, should inspire Joe Maddon's guys.

Is there a fan base in America to whom the concept of Hope and Faith would seem more far-fetched than it would to supporters of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays? In Pittsburgh and Kansas City, fans at least have memories of the days when the victory champagne flowed freely. Texas, Seattle and the north side of Chicago have at least had opportunities to make noise in the playoffs, even if those opportunities were squandered. In contrast, Tampa Bay's nine years in baseball have been an exercise in frustration and incompetence, without even a modest run of success to relieve the monotony.

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March 21, 2007 12:00 am

Hope and Faith: How the Minnesota Twins Can Win the World Series

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Joe Sheehan

Four stars and 21 guys who don't drag them out of the playoffs. It's the new baseball math, and it's on display in Minneapolis.

Making the case for the Twins, who have won four of the last five AL Central titles, winning the World Series, wouldn't seem that difficult. They return the AL's MVP and Cy Young Award winners, its batting titlist and its best closer. That's a good start to any championship chase.

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The team Pat Gillick thought was a long way from contending is the favorite in a tight NL East this year.

I am not a devoted Phillies fan, but in the years before I became publicly associated with the Yankees I did expend a decent amount of hope on them-hope that they'd be entertaining. At times, they were the only baseball I could get.

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