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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

03-30

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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

03-27

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

03-26

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

03-25

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

03-23

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

03-22

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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

03-20

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

03-19

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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

03-09

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

03-08

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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

03-07

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

03-06

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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

03-01

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

02-28

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

02-27

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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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Christina Kahrl

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The Mariners need a whole lot of luck--PECOTA 90th-percentile luck--and a reformation of managerial style to win it all in 2007.

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March 18, 2007 12:00 am

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

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Will gives us a literary take on what makes the Astros a potential World Series winner.

Waiting for Clemens: A Tragicomedy in One Act
with apologies to Samuel Beckett

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Nate envisions what exactly needs to go right for the Tigers to get in the playoffs.

The Tigers are the paramount example of just why we're running this series. Out of all of the major sports, baseball provides perhaps the best balance between luck and skill. The idea of the Cincinnati Reds or the Arizona Diamondbacks or the Baltimore Orioles winning the World Series might seem ridiculous, but so too did the idea of the Tigers winning the World Series twelve months ago. What's that? The Tigers didn't win the World Series? That rainy week in St. Louis wasn't just a bad dream?

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Can the Cardinals become the first NL team to repeat since the Big Red Machine? In the NL Central, anything's possible.

It's a good thing that hope and faith aren't finite resources. If they were, then the teams in this year's NL Central race might just exhaust our supplies. Rationing would be required, fights would break out in the hope and faith bread lines, PSAs would solemnly lecture us on our duty as good citizens not to use more than we required...

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Second-class citizens in the AL East seemingly forever, the Orioles have the assets to contend under the right circumstances.

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

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A team building from within finally faces great expectations.

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

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March 12, 2007 12:00 am

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

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Jim Baker

After Endy Chavez brought back a homer, a date with the Tigers seemed inevitable. Disappointed by that, can the Mets now deliver in 2007?

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

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Having leapfrogged past the Red Sox last season, could the Jays climb another rung up the AL East standings?

Having spent most of his first four years trimming the fat from the payroll, J.P. Ricciardi finally had himself positioned to make a big splash last winter, and splash he did, like an offensive lineman doing a cannonball into a swimming pool. It paid off, as the additions of A.J. Burnett, Troy Glaus, B.J. Ryan, and Lyle Overbay helped the team push past the slumping Red Sox to a second-place finish in the AL East, giving Ontarians plenty of Hope and Faith that a return to the playoffs could be in the offing for 2007.

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The Brewers used a lot of Band-Aids in 2006. Even if they stay out of the medicine cabinet this year, will it be enough?

Brad Wochomurka talks with Will about the Brewers' chances in this edition of Baseball Prospectus Radio. Click to download the mp3.

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The Angels had a better 2006 than most think, and improvement from within could catapult them back into championship contention.

Brad Wochomurka talks with Rich Lederer about the Angels' chances in this edition of Baseball Prospectus Radio. Click to download the mp3.

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Are the Fish fried, or more fresh than ever?

Will talks with Christina about Florida's chances in the Marlins Hope and Faith edition of Baseball Prospectus Radio. Click to download the mp3.

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Entertaining slogans in hand, the White Sox pitching must return to its 2005 form to get the club back in the postseason.

Driving home from downtown the other day, using my secret path that involves taking Kinzie and Hubbard West (if you live in Chicago, I just saved you hours annually, and you're welcome), I came across a small billboard promoting 2007 Chicago White Sox ticket sales. The slogan, and I'm paraphrasing from memory here, said, "We haven't won since 2005: time to end the drought." From "Good Guys Wear Black" to "Grinder Baseball," the White Sox' marketing efforts are always aggressive and entertaining, but can the "drought" end this year? The answer is 'yes,' but first, we have to get away from anything our computers are telling us for a second.

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